Research Highlights Student projects

Sensor and Sensors Networks

The research work in BU-CROCCCS in the field of sensors/sensors networks varies from developing sensors utilizing different technologies at the physical layer to the system level of a network of sensors. For example, the wireless sensor networks research group at BU-CROCCS conducts research on a variety of systems, networking and data management issues in data-centric sensor networks.


Nonorods on fiber

Growth of ZnO nanorodsd on optical fibers allows light to scatter inside and leaks outside the fiber. Optimization of the growth prameters can yield to highly sensetive optical fiber based nano-sensor. The change in the environment alters the scattering properties of the rods and hense the amount of power couples in and leaks out. These changes are callibrated for sensing applications..

Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is ideally to be used in emergency situations like natural disasters, military conflicts, emergency medical situations etc. Today, MANET is required to support increasing demand for multimedia communications. Maintaining real-time media traffics such as audio and video in presence of dynamic network topology is particularly challenging due to high data rate requirements and stringent delay constraint especially when wireless nodes are generally have limited resources in battery power and bandwidth. The challenge to routing protocol stems from the need to maintain reliable routes with QoS assurance, minimum control overhead, and energy consumption.

Surface Plasmon resonance

Design and development of low cost Surface Plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors for single and multiple channels detection. Side coupling to the SPR at proper angle is utilized to ensure SPR excitation in the visible spectrum. 3D printing technology is used for building the structure and ensure specific mechanical alignment for the source and detectors.

Nonorods on fiber

Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Surface Plasmon resonance