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Murat KARAKAYA <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:12:47 -0500
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I'm very new to MASON.
I have run all the tutorials and other sim examples and read the available
doc.s. I searched the archives but couldn't find any clues for the below issue.

I want to simulate a sensor network composing of static sensor nodes which
monitor a road for passing-by objects. These mobile objects are in different
shapes and areas. I want to sensor nodes would sense the object not by its
center coordinates but by its area. For example a car object would have a
small rectangle area wrt that of a bus object.

Unfortunately I could not locate any similar example in the above resourse
(even there are some ref.s to non-point objects). All the agents simulated in
the examples are point objects whose loc.s are stored in Contineous2D.
Sensing is mostly done by the provided methods of the class
(getObjectsExactlyWithinDistance, etc) comparing objects central
coordinates. I coded a similar approach but sensor nodes did not recognize an
object until its center enters their coverage range, which is not correct model
for me.

I will appriciate if you can share any documents or example (similar) codes for
that purpose.

By the way, the tutorials are OK and associated sim.s are abundant, but a
more detailed introduction of how the MASON classes can be used is
necessary for easing the learning curve.

Thank you all.
Dr. Murat Karakaya