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Solar powered wireless sensor systems for border security
Author(s): Hongxi Zhang; Mahmoud Fallahi; Stanley Pau; Robert A. Norwood; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

A secure border necessitates the development of new technology for remote sensing and surveillance. We investigate and develop wireless sensor network systems consisting of spatially distributed sensor nodes that can monitor various environmental parameters including temperature, humidity, motion, and vibration, etc. The sensors, nodes and transceivers have low-power consumption and are powered by solar energy so that the systems can work over long time periods with minimal human intervention and maintenance. This paper presents the technology development, wireless sensor integration, power management, and communication architecture, as well as a demonstration of environmental monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX, 766621 (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849247
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Hongxi Zhang, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Mahmoud Fallahi, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Stanley Pau, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7666:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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