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Design and implementation of a wireless sensor network for smart living spaces
Author(s): J. D. Huang; C. S. Yeh; C. S. Chen; C. K. Lee; W. J. Wu
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Paper Abstract

After the evolution over the last decade, the wireless sensor network (WSN) technology is successfully adopted into applications such as remote medical care, health monitoring, smart houses and vehicle electron fields. Rapid advancement of many technologies such as IC design, sensor technology, circuits/firmware development, communication protocol design, and network programming was incorporated into modern WSN technology and was recognized as one of the most important emerging technology. In order to further expand the application arena of WSN technology, a team of researchers from different fields, funded by Nation Science Council (NSC), Taiwan are now working together to push the technology forward and focus on a low cost WSN platform which may enable the application of WSN technology in general households or say smart living space. The first objective of the group was to establish a new wireless sensor network development platform with very low cost sensor nodes and also free software. With the new platform, the deployment cost of WSN technology will be minimized, and thus the application of the technology on different new areas can be explored especially the application of smart living space. This paper will detail the Super Node and Simple Node low-cost sensor code designed in this project, and also the software development platform, packet routing, data collection will be further introduced. The modulus design concept of both a Simple Node and Super Node for further integration with other application circuits in order to facilitate the prototype design for different applications will also be detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69323P (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776089
Show Author Affiliations
J. D. Huang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
C. S. Yeh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
C. S. Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
C. K. Lee, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
W. J. Wu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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