Underground 3-D Tracking

Idea

Track animals in 3-D underground using low frequency magnetic fields, to a resolution in time and space that reveals new information about their behaviour.

Overview

This is an evolution of our prior system published at ACM SenSys 2010 (best presentation award), which only worked in 2-D over a limited area. The aim of this project was to extend the accuracy, range and resolution of the system and also upgrade from 2-D to 3-D.

Results

Biological analysis is underway. This shows how one animal uses different parts of the sett over time.

Here is another animation showing how four animals (different coloured dots) are interacting underground over the period of a day.

Publications

2014
[5] Climate and the Individual: Inter-Annual Variation in the Autumnal Activity of the European Badger (Meles meles) (Noonan, Michael J; Markham, Andrew; Newman, Chris; Trigoni, Niki; Buesching, Christina D; Ellwood, Stephen A; Macdonald, David W), In PloS one, Public Library of Science, volume 9, 2014. [details] [pdf]
2012
[4] Underground Localization in 3-D Using Magneto-Inductive Tracking (Andrew Markham, Niki Trigoni David W. Macdonald Stephen A. Ellwood), In IEEE Sensors Journal, volume 12, 2012. [details] [pdf]
[3] WILDSENSING: design and deployment of a sustainable sensor network for wildlife monitoring (Dyo, Vladimir; Ellwood, Stephen A; Macdonald, David W; Markham, Andrew; Trigoni, Niki; Wohlers, Ricklef; Mascolo, Cecilia; Pásztor, Bence; Scellato, Salvatore; Yousef, Kharsim), In ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), ACM, volume 8, 2012. [details] [pdf]
2010
[2] Revealing the hidden lives of underground animals using magneto-inductive tracking (Markham, A.; Trigoni, N.; Ellwood, S.A.; Macdonald, D.W.), In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2010. Best Presentation Award [details] [pdf]
[1] Magneto-inductive tracking of underground animals (Markham, A.; Trigoni, N.; Ellwood, S.A.; Macdonald, D.W.), In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2010. [details] [pdf]
Powered by bibtexbrowser