A 3-D Deployment and Coverage Algorithm for Aircraft Cargo

  • Rui Wang
  • Chengrui Bai
  • Lei Gao
  • Hui SunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 582)


Cargo environment safety plays an important role in civil aviation. It is a huge threat if an emergency event happens, for example, a fire breaks out on a plane. An accurate alarm of fires can help the crew tackle with it in time and avoid larger property loss. However, there exists false fire alarms during a flight which usually leads to unexpected landing. Using Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) for fire monitoring can remarkably decrease false alarms. This paper proposes a WSN deployment and coverage strategy in aircraft cargo so that every place is under at least one sensor’s monitor to avoid ignoring any possible fire source in order to help improve the accuracy of fire alarm. The simulation results demonstrate that our algorithm can successfully deploy a WSN with 100% coverage rate, which is usually called k-coverage when k = 1.


Artificial Bee Colony algorithm 3-D coordinates Cargo 



This work was supported by the Civil Aviation Science and Technology Project (MHRD20150220), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities-Civil Aviation University of China (3122017003) and the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic Information and AutomationCivil Aviation University of ChinaTianjinChina
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Design and MathematicsUniversity of the West of England, Frenchy CampusBristolUK

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