Wireless Networks

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 1091–1108

Integration of wireless sensor networks in environmental monitoring cyber infrastructure

Authors

  • Jue Yang
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
  • Chengyang Zhang
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
  • Yan Huang
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
  • Shengli Fu
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
  • Miguel F. Acevedo
    • College of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11276-009-0190-1

Cite this article as:
Yang, J., Zhang, C., Li, X. et al. Wireless Netw (2010) 16: 1091. doi:10.1007/s11276-009-0190-1
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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have great potential to revolutionize many science and engineering domains. We present a novel environmental monitoring system with a focus on overall system architecture for seamless integration of wired and wireless sensors for long-term, remote, and near-real-time monitoring. We also present a unified framework for sensor data collection, management, visualization, dissemination, and exchange, conforming to the new Sensor Web Enablement standard. Some initial field testing results are also presented. The monitoring system is being integrated into the Texas Environmental Observatory infrastructure for long-term operation. As part of the integrated system, a new WSN-based soil moisture monitoring system is developed and deployed to support hydrologic monitoring and modeling research. This work represents a significant contribution to the empirical study of the emerging WSN technology. We address many practical issues in real-world application scenarios that are often neglected in the existing WSN research.

Keywords

Duty cycle schedulingRemote monitoringSensor data visualizationSensor data disseminationSensor networksTelemetry

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