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Design and deployment of a remote robust sensor network : experiences from an outdoor water quality monitoring network

Dinh, Tuan Le, Hu, Wen, Sikka, Pavan, Corke, Peter, Overs, Leslie, & Brosnan, Stephen (2007) Design and deployment of a remote robust sensor network : experiences from an outdoor water quality monitoring network. In 32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2007 LCN 2007, IEEE, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 799-806.

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Abstract

This paper investigates a wireless sensor network deployment - monitoring water quality, e.g. salinity and the level of the underground water table - in a remote tropical area of northern Australia. Our goal is to collect real time water quality measurements together with the amount of water being pumped out in the area, and investigate the impacts of current irrigation practice on the environments, in particular underground water salination. This is a challenging task featuring wide geographic area coverage (mean transmission range between nodes is more than 800 meters), highly variable radio propagations, high end-to-end packet delivery rate requirements, and hostile deployment environments. We have designed, implemented and deployed a sensor network system, which has been collecting water quality and flow measurements, e.g., water flow rate and water flow ticks for over one month. The preliminary results show that sensor networks are a promising solution to deploying a sustainable irrigation system, e.g., maximizing the amount of water pumped out from an area with minimum impact on water quality.

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ID Code: 33774
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Second International IEEE Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Networks Applications (SenseApp 2007) in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2007).
Keywords: end-to-end packet delivery, sustainable irrigation system, remote robust sensor network, real time water quality measurement, radio propagation, flow measurement, hostile deployment environment, outdoor water quality monitoring network, underground water salination, wireless sensor network
DOI: 10.1109/LCN.2007.39
ISBN: 0769530001 Print
ISSN: 07421303
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright IEEE 2007
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Deposited On: 27 Oct 2010 14:54
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:13

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