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Ubiquitous Sensor Networking for Development (USN4D):An Application to Pollution Monitoring

Bagula, Antoine, Marco Zennaro, Gordon Inggs, Simon Scott and David Gascon (2012) Ubiquitous Sensor Networking for Development (USN4D):An Application to Pollution Monitoring. Sensors MDPI Open Acess Journals 12:391-414.

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This paper presents a new Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) Architecture to be used in developing countries and reveals its usefulness by highlighting some of its key features. In complement to a previous ITU proposal, our architecture referred to as “Ubiquitous Sensor Network for Development (USN4D)” integrates in its layers features such as opportunistic data dissemination, long distance deployment and localisation of information to meet the requirements of the developing world. Besides describing some of the most important requirements for the sensor equipment to be used in a USN4D setting, we present the main features and experiments conducted using the “WaspNet” as one of the wireless sensor deployment platforms that meets these requirements. Furthermore, building upon “WaspNet” platform, we present an application to Air pollution Monitoring in the city of Cape Town, in South Africa as one of the first steps towards building community wireless sensor networks (CSN) in the developing world using off-the-shelf sensor equipment.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:ubiquitous sensor networking; environment monitoring; wireless sensor networks; long distance wireless sensor networks
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:839
Deposited By:Bagula, Antoine
Deposited On:21 November 2012