Sensors 2009, 9(6), 4845-4868; doi:10.3390/s90604845
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On the Relevance of Using OpenWireless Sensor Networks in Environment Monitoring

1 Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, 7707 Cape Town, South Africa 2 Telecommunication Systems Laboratory, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
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Received: 3 April 2009; in revised form: 4 June 2009 / Accepted: 10 June 2009 / Published: 19 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications)
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Abstract: This paper revisits the problem of the readiness for field deployments of wireless- sensor networks by assessing the relevance of using Open Hardware and Software motes for environment monitoring. We propose a new prototype wireless sensor network that finetunes SquidBee motes to improve the life-time and sensing performance of an environment monitoring system that measures temperature, humidity and luminosity. Building upon two outdoor sensing scenarios, we evaluate the performance of the newly proposed energy-aware prototype solution in terms of link quality when expressed by the Received Signal Strength, Packet Loss and the battery lifetime. The experimental results reveal the relevance of using the Open Hardware and Software motes when setting up outdoor wireless sensor networks.
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; energy efficiency; open motes squidBee

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Bagula, A.B.; Inggs, G.; Scott, S.; Zennaro, M. On the Relevance of Using OpenWireless Sensor Networks in Environment Monitoring. Sensors 2009, 9, 4845-4868.

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Bagula AB, Inggs G, Scott S, Zennaro M. On the Relevance of Using OpenWireless Sensor Networks in Environment Monitoring. Sensors. 2009; 9(6):4845-4868.

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Bagula, Antoine B.; Inggs, Gordon; Scott, Simon; Zennaro, Marco. 2009. "On the Relevance of Using OpenWireless Sensor Networks in Environment Monitoring." Sensors 9, no. 6: 4845-4868.

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