Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have attracted an increasing attention in recent years because of the large number of potential applications. They are used for collecting, storing and sharing data, for monitoring application, surveillance purposes and much more. Taking into account such multipurpose applications, a new experimental electronic board has been designed to be used specifically as a multipurpose WSN node. The board has been completely designed as an open system in order to be configured by only varying the firmware on the microcontroller to be connected with different types of sensors, such as, for example, solid state triaxial accelerometer, analog temperature sensors, GNSS receivers, etc… The board allow different interfaces and is equipped with a recovery system, guaranteed by a watchdog chip which continuously monitor the onboard microcontroller. A free open source operative system has been ported on the microcontroller in order to give greater flexibility to the node, and to perform multi tasking operations. Low power consumptions together with its compact size, and its multiple functionalities made the board perfectly suited as a multipurpose WSN node. The boards have been already employed in two installed WSN: a GPS monitoring network and an WSN designed as anti-theft alarm system for photovoltaic panels.

A multipurpose node for low cost wireless sensor network / Rorato, Oscar; Lucianaz, Claudio; Bertoldo, Silvano; Allegretti, Marco; Perona, Giovanni Emilio. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 247-250. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2012 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC) tenutosi a Cape Town, WP, South Africa nel 2-7 September 2012 [10.1109/APWC.2012.6324911].

A multipurpose node for low cost wireless sensor network

RORATO, OSCAR;LUCIANAZ, CLAUDIO;BERTOLDO, SILVANO;ALLEGRETTI, MARCO;PERONA, Giovanni Emilio
2012

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have attracted an increasing attention in recent years because of the large number of potential applications. They are used for collecting, storing and sharing data, for monitoring application, surveillance purposes and much more. Taking into account such multipurpose applications, a new experimental electronic board has been designed to be used specifically as a multipurpose WSN node. The board has been completely designed as an open system in order to be configured by only varying the firmware on the microcontroller to be connected with different types of sensors, such as, for example, solid state triaxial accelerometer, analog temperature sensors, GNSS receivers, etc… The board allow different interfaces and is equipped with a recovery system, guaranteed by a watchdog chip which continuously monitor the onboard microcontroller. A free open source operative system has been ported on the microcontroller in order to give greater flexibility to the node, and to perform multi tasking operations. Low power consumptions together with its compact size, and its multiple functionalities made the board perfectly suited as a multipurpose WSN node. The boards have been already employed in two installed WSN: a GPS monitoring network and an WSN designed as anti-theft alarm system for photovoltaic panels.
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