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Lessons Learned from the Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Tomasz Surmacz
  • Mariusz Słabicki
  • Bartosz Wojciechowski
  • Maciej Nikodem
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 370)

Abstract

Many theoretical works focus on maximizing the lifetime of a measurement-gathering sensor networks by researching different aspects of energy conservation or details of self-organizing network algorithms. In our practical deployment of such a network we learned that software and hardware reliability, as well as anticipation of worst-case scenarios, are the equally important factors for successful experiments. We describe our experiences with implementing a WSN for long-time unattended operation in a greenhouse data-collecting application.

Keywords

wireless sensor networks greenhouse monitoring measurements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Surmacz
    • 1
  • Mariusz Słabicki
    • 1
  • Bartosz Wojciechowski
    • 1
  • Maciej Nikodem
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland

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