Sensor Networks

Wireless and Wired Sensor Networks

Work on optical fibre sensors has been ongoing in periods from the 1980s with pioneering work on remote optical fibre temperature sensing for example, and temperature sensing for transformers for high power electricity delivery, and distributed optical fibre sensing. Recent work on Sensor Networks has been activated mainly with our work on “System Developoment on Monitoring Slope Stability for the Prevention of Landslides and Training of Local Public Authorities in the Region of Peloponnisos”, where the use of Information Technology and Internet was complemented with work on sensor mapping. The end of this project had the resulting increased collaboration with the National Obsrevatory of Athens Institute of Geodynamics, with the help of whom we started a few projects on the use of Google Maps for Earthquake Research. This project together with other projects such as the development of map tools for earthquake detection and data processing, and Planetary Alignments for Earthquake Prediction has lead to an increased work on Earthquake Prediction and the Development of Map Tools and software for earthquake Research.

Our interest include:

  • Sensor Networks for Civilian and Military Applications.
  • The use of Map tools for Sensor Networks
  • The use of Map tools for Natural Disasters
  • Earthquake Prediction and Forecasting Techniques.
  • Sensor Network Protocols and Energy Efficiency.

Sample Publications:

  • AC Boucouvalas, A. Keskempes, N Tselikas “Deterministic Precursors for Earthquake Location” ECEES2014 Istanbul Turkey, 25-29 August 2014
  • A. C. Boucouvalas and G. Georgiou
    Fabrication of low loss single mode directional couplers
    Colloquium on ‘Fibre Optic Gyroscopes and Monomode Optical Components’ at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland 1-2 November 1984.
  • A. C. Boucouvalas, N. S. Rayit and M. Greaves
    Special Shaped fibres for distributed sensors
    IEE Colloquium on ‘Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors’, IEE Savoy Place, 12 May 1986.
  • A. C. Boucouvalas, N. S. Rayit, and M. P. Greaves
    D shape optical fibres for sensing Applications
    4th International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Science and Engineering, March 1987, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • A. C. Boucouvalas and G. Georgiou
    Tapered coaxial coupler sensors
    OFS 86, Tokyo, Japan, 7-9 October 1986, pp. PD-2-1, PD-2-5.
  • A. C. Boucouvalas, N.S. Rayit, M. Greaves
    Special shaped fibres for distributed sensors
    ‘The Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Handbook’ Edited by J. Dakin, ISF Publications, pp. 113-115, published in 1990.
  • C. Riziotis, D. Dimas, S. Katsikas, A.C. Boucouvalas
    Photonic sensors for autonomous wireless sensing nodes
    COMADEM 2010 – Advances in Maintenance and Condition Diagnosis Technologies Towards Sustainable Society, Nara, Japan, 28 June 2010 – 2 July 2010, Proceedings 23rd International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, 2010, Pages 669-676
  • D. Dimas, C. Riziotis, S. Katsikas and A.C. Boucouvalas
    Wireless-enabled photonic sensor for liquid level and distributed flood monitoring
    COMADEM 2011, 24th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management. Advances in Industrial Asset Integrity Management, 30th May-1st June, 2011, Stavanger, Norway
  • D. Dimas, C. Riziotis, S. Katsikas, A.C. Boucouvalas
    Low cost,  Autonomous and Wireless Enabled Liquid Level Sensor Based on a Multi-Segmented Polymer Optical Fiber
    SENSOR + TEST 2011, DIE MESSTECHNIK-MESSE. The Measurement Fair, 7th June- 9th June, Nurnberg, Germany
  • I. Pappos, K. Raikakos, E. Basiaka, A. Tsixli , P. Moumtzidou, N. D. Tselikas and A.C. Boucouvalas
    A Planetary Alignment Solar System Simulator for Earthquake Research
    EUREKA! 2011, September 30- October 1, 2011, Kastoria, Greece.
  • A. Keskempes, A. Roussos, N. D. Tselikas and A.C. Boucouvalas
    Online seismicity grid map of Greece with subregional multiple seismicity plots
    EUREKA! 2011, September 30- October 1, 2011, Kastoria, Greece.
  • A. Keskempes, A. Roussos, N. D. Tselikas and A. C. Boucouvalas
    Seismicity online grid map for regional earthquake activity studies
    PCI 2011 – 15th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, September 30-October 2, 2011, Kastoria, Greece.
  • A C Boucouvalas A Keskempes, N Tselikas
    Leading Time Domain Seismic Precursors SPIE Proceedings SPIE 9229 based on the paper of 2nd International Conf. on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation 2014
    7-10 April 2014 Paphos, Cyprus