Design and Implementation of Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Applications

Design and Implementation of Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Applications

Date: May 2010
Creator: Yang, Jue
Description: Environmental monitoring represents a major application domain for wireless sensor networks (WSN). However, despite significant advances in recent years, there are still many challenging issues to be addressed to exploit the full potential of the emerging WSN technology. In this dissertation, we introduce the design and implementation of low-power wireless sensor networks for long-term, autonomous, and near-real-time environmental monitoring applications. We have developed an out-of-box solution consisting of a suite of software, protocols and algorithms to provide reliable data collection with extremely low power consumption. Two wireless sensor networks based on the proposed solution have been deployed in remote field stations to monitor soil moisture along with other environmental parameters. As parts of the ever-growing environmental monitoring cyberinfrastructure, these networks have been integrated into the Texas Environmental Observatory system for long-term operation. Environmental measurement and network performance results are presented to demonstrate the capability, reliability and energy-efficiency of the network.
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Stream Monitoring and Control Team

Stream Monitoring and Control Team

Date: 2013
Creator: Bunn, Zac; McEver, Mike; Seastrunk, Deliah; Fu, Shengli; Hoeinghaus, David & Gu, Yixing
Description: This presentation discusses research on multiple sensor clusters that monitor environmental health. The goal of the project was to create a series of sensor clusters, arranged into an array of nodes, that feeds key stream health data to an easily accessible database using an ad hoc wireless network.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2013]

Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2013]

Date: 2013
Creator: Bunn, Zac; McEver, Mike; Seastrunk, Deliah; Fu, Shengli; Hoeinghaus, David & Gu, Yixing
Description: This poster discusses research on bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom in the context of telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Date: 2013
Creator: Jones, Raechelle; Meyer, Chelsea; Wolf, Lori; Acevedo, Miguel F. & Williams, Jennifer
Description: This poster discusses research on building a solar powered PIR security system to monitor wildlife. Researchers introduce the concept of off-grid wildlife video monitoring using a security system, a microcontroller, passive infrared motion sensor and the solar panels with a battery bank.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Wildlife Monitoring

Wildlife Monitoring

Date: July 28, 2013
Creator: Jones, Raechelle; Meyer, Chelsea; Wolf, Lori; Williams, Jennifer & Acevedo, Miguel F.
Description: This presentation discusses research on solar powered wildlife monitoring systems. The goal of the project was to develop an off grid video system using solar power for collecting visual data of the burrowing owl roosting behavior in the West Texas region.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering