An open architecture for detecting earthquakes using mobile devices

Moore, John, Collins, Thomas and Shrestha, Sujan (2010) An open architecture for detecting earthquakes using mobile devices. In: 2010 International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing, 12-14 Apr 2010, Shenzhen, China.

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In this paper we will describe an open architecture for detecting earthquakes using the built in accelerometers available in some mobile phones. Although the idea of building a network of accelerometers for this application is not new, we will take an iterative approach starting with a prototype which exhibits some core functionality. Key questions include: what level of sophistication is required to be confident of the architecture and how does this conflict with the limitations of the mobile device and the network used? By examining these questions and evaluating results from our prototype we hope to build further iterations which increase the chances of generating an accurate alert.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781424463275
Identifier: 10.1109/CMC.2010.246
Page Range: pp. 437-441
Identifier: 10.1109/CMC.2010.246
Keywords: Earthquakes, Accelerometers, Mobile handsets, Prototypes, Computer architecture, Portable computers, Mobile computing, Computer networks, Cities and towns, Hardware
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:16

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