Journal of Marine Science and Technology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 115–126

Characteristics of wireless sensor network for full-scale ship application

  • Bu-Geun Paik
  • Seong-Rak Cho
  • Beom-Jin Park
  • Dongkon Lee
  • Byung-Dueg Bae
  • Jong-Hwui Yun
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00773-008-0038-x

Cite this article as:
Paik, B., Cho, S., Park, B. et al. J Mar Sci Technol (2009) 14: 115. doi:10.1007/s00773-008-0038-x

Abstract

In this study, basic experiments regarding the wireless sensor network were conducted on a 3,000-ton-class training ship as the first step in applying the ubiquitous technology to a real ship. Various application fields of the technology in terms of the provision of safety and convenience on a ship were identified through these experiments. To efficiently adopt the ubiquitous technology for ship application, it is necessary to identify the state-of-the-art ubiquitous technology and to prepare countermeasures against the harsh environment of a ship. The characteristics of the wireless sensor network were investigated on a test bed ashore as well as on a real ship before full-scale ship application. In particular, experimental results concerning communication depth, data transmission ratio, and battery consumption in a sensor node are described in detail.

Keywords

UbiquitousShipWireless sensor networkZigbeeMonitoring

Copyright information

© JASNAOE 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bu-Geun Paik
    • 1
  • Seong-Rak Cho
    • 1
  • Beom-Jin Park
    • 1
  • Dongkon Lee
    • 1
  • Byung-Dueg Bae
    • 2
  • Jong-Hwui Yun
    • 2
  1. 1.Maritime & Ocean Engineering Research InstituteKORDIDaejeonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Korea Maritime UniversityBusanSouth Korea