Development of BLE-Based Multi-hop Communication System for Detecting Slope Failure Using Smartphones

Manato Fujimoto, Seigi Matsumoto, Yutaka Arakawa, Hirohiko Suwa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel system called Downhill, which collects data for slope failure detection. Our system builds a Bluetooth Low Energy-based multi-hop communication network using smartphones. As a low-cost alternative to pile sensors, the system uses smartphones as sensor terminals to collect data. The smartphone sensors are placed in mountainous areas, which are prone to slope failures, and establish a MANET using their built-in BLE interface. If a smartphone detects ground movement, its collected acceleration data and GPS location data are sent to a server via the BLE network. These functions are executed by an application running on the smartphones. Hence, in the proposed system, it is possible to use the smartphone as the sensor terminal as long as one that has sufficient performance for use as the sensor terminal is prepared. To show the effectiveness of the system, we performed multi-hop communication experiments using Downhill in mountains that are at risk of landslides. Results show that Downhill is able to use effectively in the warning area of slope failure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages16-21
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028252
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 23 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event45th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2016Aug 19 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)1530-2016

Conference

Conference45th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period8/16/168/19/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Fujimoto, M., Matsumoto, S., Arakawa, Y., Suwa, H., & Yasumoto, K. (2016). Development of BLE-Based Multi-hop Communication System for Detecting Slope Failure Using Smartphones. In Proceedings - 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2016 (pp. 16-21). [7576447] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops; Vol. 2016-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPPW.2016.18