A Comprehensive Design of IPv6 Wireless Sensor Network for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed-Scale Research

  • Wanming Luo
  • Xiuhong Li
  • Rui Jin
  • Baoping Yan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 143)


Environmental monitoring in ecological and hydrological watershed-scale research is an important and promising area of application for wireless sensor networks. This paper presents a system design of IPv6 wireless sensor network (IPv6WSN) in Heihe river watershed in Gansu province of China to assist ecological and hydrological scientists collecting field scientific data in an extremely harsh environment. To solve the challenging problems, this paper focus on three key technologies adopted in our project, which includes the design of hardware platform, integration of the newest network protocol (IPv6), Metadata modeling for IPv6WSN. The system design introduced in this paper provides a solid foundation for effective use of self-developed IPv6 wireless sensor network by ecological and hydrological scientists.


IPv6 Wireless Sensor Network Ecological hydrological watershed 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Network Information CenterChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research InstituteChinese academy of SciencesGansuChina

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