Yang Z, Ruggeri B, Flikkema PG, Johnson D, Wright M, Xia K - WiSARDNET: a system solution for high performance in situ environmental monitoring

Yang Z, Ruggeri B, Flikkema PG, Johnson D, Wright M, Xia K. WiSARDNET: a system solution for high performance in situ environmental monitoring. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems; 2005 June 27-28; San Diego, CA. [ResearchGate]

ABSTRACT

WiSARDNet (Wireless Sensing and Relay Device Network) is an ad hoc wireless sensor network optimized for dense in situ spatio-temporal monitoring of environmental and ecosystems processes. WiSARDNet is a complete distributed sensing system that includes (i) an array of standard multi-channel passive and active probe interfaces (e.g., multiple channels of temperature, light, and soil moisture) in each sensor, (ii) extensibility to other probes via multiple interfaces, and (iii) a PC-based human/network interface for network monitoring and control. These features, combined with an energy-efficient hardware/software architecture and network protocol stack, as well as careful energy management in a weatherproof package, allow high-performance data collection for large-scale scientific field studies.