SensorScope: Out-of-the-box environmental monitoring

Guillermo Barrenetxea, François Ingelrest, Gunnar Schaefer, Martin Vetterli, Olivier Couach, Marc Parlange

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Abstract

Environmental monitoring constitutes an important field of application for wireless sensor networks. Given the severity of potential climate changes, environmental Impact on cities, and pollution, it is a domain where sensor networks can have great impact and as such, is getting more and more attention. Current data collection techniques are indeed rather limited and make use of very expensive sensing stations, leading to a lack of appropriate observations. In this paper, we present SensorScope, a collaborative project between environmental and network researchers, that aims at providing an efficient and inexpensive out-of-the-box environmental monitoring system, based on a wireless sensor network. We especially focus on data gathering and present the hardware and network architecture of SensorScope. We also describe a real-world deployment, which took place on a rock glacier in Switzerland, as well as the results we obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008
Pages332-343
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008 - St. Louis, MO, United States of America
Duration: 22 Apr 200824 Apr 2008

Conference

Conference2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008
CountryUnited States of America
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period22/04/0824/04/08

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