"Cell-bridge system" is a new communication network which consists of "cells" and "bridges".
The bridge is a communication chip that can transmit and receive electric signals.
The cell is a two-dimensional medium through which the bridges exchange signals each other.
Many kinds of such materials as conductive rubber or fabric are available for it.
By connecting sensor elements to the cells, we can realize a high-density sensor network without long wires.
Fig.1 Structure of cell-bridge system. (Okada, 2005)
"Cells" and "bridges" construct a two-dimentional communication path.
This system enables a multi-path communication.
Akimasa Okada, Yasutoshi Makino, and Hiroyuki Shinoda: Cell-Bridge-Based Connection of High Density Sensor Elements,
Proc. of IEEJ 22nd Sensor Symposium, pp. 425-428, 2005.
Akimasa Okada, Yasutoshi Makino, and Hiroyuki Shinoda: Cell Bridge: A Signal Transmission Element for Networked Sensing,
Proc. of SICE Annual Conference 2005, pp. 3826-3831, 2005.
Akimasa Okada, Yasutoshi Makino, and Hiroyuki Shinoda:
Cell Bridge: A Signal Transmission Element for Constructing High Density Sensor Networks,
Proc. of INSS 2005 (Second International Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems), pp. 180-185, 2005.