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

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

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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.

Item Type: Journal article (paginated)
Additional Information: ISSN 1424-8220 www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors
Uncontrolled Keywords: ubiquitous sensor networking; environment monitoring; wireless sensor networks; long distance wireless sensor networks
Subjects: Computer systems organization > Architectures > Distributed architectures
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/839

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