Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2012]

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This report discusses research on aquatic sensors and telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream with the use of a wireless sensor networks (WSN) using the ZigBee protocol to remotely monitor an artificial aquatic ecosystem. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Creation Date: 2012
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Bunn, Zac

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District

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Guerrero, Jose

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District

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Wolf, Lori

Denton Independent School District

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Fu, Shengli

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

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Hoeinghaus, David

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

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Driver, Luke

University of North Texas; Graduate Student

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Guo, Yixin

University of North Texas; Graduate Student

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  • Creation: 2012
Description:

This report discusses research on aquatic sensors and telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream with the use of a wireless sensor networks (WSN) using the ZigBee protocol to remotely monitor an artificial aquatic ecosystem. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Department: Biological Sciences
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Abstract: This research report covers the use of a wireless sensor network (WSN) using the ZigBee protocol to remotely monitor an artificial aquatic ecosystem. Field tests were conducted at the University of North Texas Water Research Facility to compare the accuracy of a high-end standard YSI multi probe system to a cost efficient lab developed sensor cluster, which would be used in the classroom to bring more real-world experiences in engineering to students. Measurements were recorded every 10 seconds for pH, dissolved oxygen, and temperature for a period of 24 hours. Comparison results show a 10 percent degree of variability in dissolved oxygen possibly due to the sensitivity of the DO sensors themselves. On the other hand, temperature and pH measured less than a 5 percent error.

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35 p.

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Keyword(s): wireless sensor networks | ZigBee protocols | aquatic ecosystems
Source: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585
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Series Title: Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
Relation (Is Referenced By): Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2012: Poster], ark:/67531/metadc155616
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  • GRANTNO: 1132585
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