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Field deployment of low power high performance nodes

Field deployment of low power high performance nodes
Field deployment of low power high performance nodes
When deploying a sensor network into a harsh environment the need for high levels of fault tolerance and maximising the usage of available resources become extremely important. This has been achieved by implementing a highly fault tolerant system based on our Gumsense boards. These combine an ARM-based Linux system with an MSP430 for sensing and power-control. It also allows for dynamic schedule modifications based on the available power and can be synchronised with other systems without relying on direct communication, autonomous behaviour in case of total communications failure is also supported. A deployment on Vatnajökull, the largest ice-cap in Europe, has provided a longterm test for the systems and revealed strengths and weaknesses in the design decisions.
Sensor Networks, Glaciers, Gumstix, Python
Martinez, Kirk
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Basford, Philip
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Ellul, Joshua
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Clarke, Richard
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Martinez, Kirk
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Basford, Philip
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Ellul, Joshua
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Clarke, Richard
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Martinez, Kirk, Basford, Philip, Ellul, Joshua and Clarke, Richard (2010) Field deployment of low power high performance nodes. 2010 IEEE 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, Genova, Italy. 21 - 25 Jun 2010. (doi:10.1109/ICDCSW.2010.55).

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Abstract

When deploying a sensor network into a harsh environment the need for high levels of fault tolerance and maximising the usage of available resources become extremely important. This has been achieved by implementing a highly fault tolerant system based on our Gumsense boards. These combine an ARM-based Linux system with an MSP430 for sensing and power-control. It also allows for dynamic schedule modifications based on the available power and can be synchronised with other systems without relying on direct communication, autonomous behaviour in case of total communications failure is also supported. A deployment on Vatnajökull, the largest ice-cap in Europe, has provided a longterm test for the systems and revealed strengths and weaknesses in the design decisions.

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Submitted date: 2010
Published date: 11 November 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 21st June 2010
Venue - Dates: 2010 IEEE 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, Genova, Italy, 2010-06-21 - 2010-06-25
Keywords: Sensor Networks, Glaciers, Gumstix, Python
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271278
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271278
PURE UUID: 860f923c-fb6f-420d-abae-80ce6eb0a922
ORCID for Kirk Martinez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-5700
ORCID for Philip Basford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6058-8270

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2010 08:54
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:16

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Author: Kirk Martinez ORCID iD
Author: Philip Basford ORCID iD
Author: Joshua Ellul
Author: Richard Clarke

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