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Environmental Monitoring with Distributed Mesh Networks: An Overview and Practical Implementation Perspective for Urban Scenario

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Tampere University, 33720 Tampere, Finland
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Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia
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ITMO University, 197101 St. Petersburg, Russia
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Brno University of Technology, 60190 Brno, Czech Republic
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National Research University Higher School of Economics, 101000 Moscow, Russia
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This paper is an expanded version of the conference paper: Bezzateev, S.; Voloshina, N.; Zhidanov, K.; Ometov, A. Secure Environmental Monitoring for Industrial Internet of Things: From Framework to Live Implementation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), Nuremberg, Germany, 4–6 July 2019.
Sensors 2019, 19(24), 5548; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19245548
Received: 23 October 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 December 2019 / Published: 16 December 2019
Almost inevitable climate change and increasing pollution levels around the world are the most significant drivers for the environmental monitoring evolution. Recent activities in the field of wireless sensor networks have made tremendous progress concerning conventional centralized sensor networks known for decades. However, most systems developed today still face challenges while estimating the trade-off between their flexibility and security. In this work, we provide an overview of the environmental monitoring strategies and applications. We conclude that wireless sensor networks of tomorrow would mostly have a distributed nature. Furthermore, we present the results of the developed secure distributed monitoring framework from both hardware and software perspectives. The developed mechanisms provide an ability for sensors to communicate in both infrastructure and mesh modes. The system allows each sensor node to act as a relay, which increases the system failure resistance and improves the scalability. Moreover, we employ an authentication mechanism to ensure the transparent migration of the nodes between different network segments while maintaining a high level of system security. Finally, we report on the real-life deployment results. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental monitoring; authentication mechanism; security; wireless sensor network; distributed systems environmental monitoring; authentication mechanism; security; wireless sensor network; distributed systems
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Ometov, A.; Bezzateev, S.; Voloshina, N.; Masek, P.; Komarov, M. Environmental Monitoring with Distributed Mesh Networks: An Overview and Practical Implementation Perspective for Urban Scenario. Sensors 2019, 19, 5548.

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