A Low Cost Platform for Sensor Network Applications and Educational Purposes
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In this paper we describe the design, key features and results obtained from the development of a generic platform usable for sensor network applications operational in the ISM band. The goal was to create an open source low cost platform suitable for use in educational environment. The platform should allow students to easily grasp the fundamentals of wireless sensor networks so special attention was paid to basic concepts related to their functioning. Two versions of this platform were designed, the first one being a proof of concept and the second one more adequate to field test and measurements. Practical aspects of implementation such as network protocol, power consumption, processing speed, media access are discussed.
KeywordsSensor network, media access control, microcontroller, GFSK, Si4432, low power, star topology, battery power
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2011, vol. 20, č. 4, s. 758-765. ISSN 1210-2512
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