An Illustrative Application Example: Cargo State Monitoring

Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)


The previous chapters in this book provide the foundations and a brief description of the DEMANES tool chain. This chapter describes a real self-adaptive system developed using the DEMANES tool chain. This chapter focuses on the design and implementation stages of a real use case development. The use case under study is a subsystem, called Cargo Monitoring System (CMS) , that monitors the state of the container cargo and pushes all the data to a back office infrastructure for further processing. The containers can be on a truck, a train, or any other appropriate transportation means, or stacked in a container terminal or a cargo ship. A WSN will measure physical magnitudes (temperature, humidity and so on) inside a container and will forward data to others processing nodes in the CMS network. The CMS has to meet several self-adaptive requirements. For instance, the parameters of the CMS elements that monitor the container cargo state are reconfigured accordingly to adapt to internal or external changes (e.g. a low battery level or a container temperature out of the adequate bounds), and the CMS adapts the WSN nodes power transmission to save energy while providing an acceptable quality of service.


Sensor Node Node Degree Packet Delivery Ratio Task Group Task Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TNOThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.UPMMadridSpain
  3. 3.TU/eEindhovenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.UPMMadridSpain

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