Environmental sensor networks

Martinez, Kirk, Hart, Jane and Ong, Royan (2004) Environmental sensor networks. IEEE Computer, 37, (8), 50-56. (doi:10.1109/MC.2004.91).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2004.91


The developments in wireless network technology and miniaturization makes it possible to realistically monitor the natural environment. Within the field of environmental sensor networks, domain knowledge is an essential fourth component. Before designing and installing any system, it is necessary to understand its physical environment and deployment in detail. Sensor networks are designed to transmit data from an array of sensors to a server data repository. They do not necessarily use a simple one way data stream over a communication network rather elements of the system decide what data to pass on, using local area summaries and filtering to minimize power use while maximizing the information content. The Envisense Glacs Web project is developing a monitoring system for a glacial environment. Monitoring the ice caps and glaciers provides valuable information about the global warming and climate change.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/MC.2004.91
ISSNs: 0018-9162 (print)
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Keywords: wireless sensor networks, radio communications, environmental monitoring, low power design
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science > Grid and Pervasive Computing Research Group
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science > Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
ePrint ID: 38828
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38828

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