The Design of an Information Monitoring Platform Based on a WSN for a Metro Station

  • Dong Chen
  • Zhen-Jiang ZhangEmail author
  • Yun Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 260)


Due to the safety and comfort problems of subway stations, we propose a system that can monitor environmental information by constructing a fundamental information monitoring platform based on a WSN. The basic idea is to deploy a large number of sensor nodes with the ability of sensing, computing and communicating in the station to form a wireless network and the information collected by different nodes will be sent in real time to the backend database. Then, we can acquire all kinds of monitoring information from the platform after a series of processing steps conducted by the platform. If any abnormal data ware found, the corrective measures will be taken immediately. The main features of our proposed platform are the design of the system’s functional structure and the design of the software and hardware modules. Also, we propose to incorporate a dormancy mechanism to save energy.


Monitoring platform Sensor nodes WSN 



This research is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61071076, Beijing Science and Technology Program under Grant Z121100007612003, the Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation under Grant 4132057.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Communication and Information Systems Beijing Municipal Commission of EducationBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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