Environmental Monitoring Intelligent System Using Wireless Nanosensor Networks

  • Nedal AbabnehEmail author
  • Omid Ameri Sianaki
  • Shafquat Hussain
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 927)


Wireless nanosensor networks are envisioned to operate in the THz band, due to the small size of the network devices. The tiny dimensions of the nanosensor devices allow them to be embedded in various objects and devices in our environment to obtain fine-grained data, such as object’s components or its internal status, from hard-to-reach locations in a non-invasive way, and to perform additional in-network processing and thereby enabling a myriad of novel applications in industrial, biomedical, and agricultural settings that cannot be realized with conventional sensor networks. In this work, we propose a crop monitoring/defense application of nanosensors, for detection of any compound released by plants. Based on the detected volatile compounds, the state of the plant in its surrounding can be recognized and chemical nanosensors can release the same natural composites to reinforce the plants defense mechanism in case of insect attack. Our approach centers around the creation of a wireless nanosensor network (WNSN) wherein large number of chemical nanosensor devices, which is connected to a remote center via the Internet to provide remote monitoring/controlling capabilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nedal Ababneh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Omid Ameri Sianaki
    • 1
  • Shafquat Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Engineering and ScienceVictoria UniversitySydneyAustralia

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