Deploying a Sensor Network in an Extreme Environment

Martinez, K, Padhy, P, Elsaify, A, Zou, G, Riddoch, A, Hart, J.K. and Ong, H.L.R. (2006) Deploying a Sensor Network in an Extreme Environment. In, Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous and Trustworthy Computing, 05 - 07 Jun 2006. IEEE Computer Society, 186-193.


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A wireless sensor network has been designed and deployed to gather data from nodes on and inside glaciers. This paper describes the solutions to power management, radio communications, management and discusses the performance of the final system. 18 months of data have now been received, which provide an insight not only into the glacier’s behaviour but on the design decisions. The system uses custom PIC-based sensor nodes and an ARM-based base station which controls weather and differential GPS. Different versions have been installed in Norway from 2003-5 and this paper describes the lessons learnt from coping with the extreme conditions found in glaciers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 5-7 June 2006
ISBNs: 0769525539
Keywords: power management, wireless sensor network, glaciology, radio communications, environmental monitoring
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 262701
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2006Published
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:06
Sensor Networks For Glacier Monitoring
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C511050/1)
1 June 2005 to 31 August 2008
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