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Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Systems

Tachtatzis, Christos and Harle, David and Atkinson, Robert and Michie, Craig and Andonovic, Ivan (2014) Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Systems. In: British Council - Researcher Links - Recent Advances and Developments in Communication Systems, 2014-02-17 - 2014-02-20, Novotel Saigon Centre, 167 Hai Ba Trung, District 3.

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Wireless sensor systems have become an indispens- able solution for monitoring our environment, large infrastruc- tures, assets even the health and well-being of humans and livestock. The paper presents three applications areas of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and highlights the system design challenges and their implementation. The first application focuses on load distribution and energy aware routing for Mobile Ad hoc Net- works (MANETs), where analytical and simulation based meth- ods are used to quantify and select appropriate routing schemes. The second application is the Condition Based Monitoring of Wind Turbine Generators and the deployment of such systems in extremely harsh environments. Finally, the last application imposes significantly different challenges in the emerging area of Body Area Networks for humans and livestock.