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Field measurements and guidelines for the application of wireless sensor networks to the environment and security

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2009-12-18
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Frequently, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are designed focusing on applications and omitting transmission problems in these wireless networks. In this paper, we present a measurement campaign that has been carried out using one of the most commonly used WSN platforms, the micaZ from Crossbow°c . Based on these measurements, some guidelines to deploy a robust and reliable WSN are provided. The results are focused on security and environmental applications but can also be extrapolated to other scenarios. A main conclusion that can be extracted is that, from the transmission point of view, a dense WSN is one of the best choices to overcome many of the transmission problems such as the existence of a transitional region, redundance, forwarding, obstructions or interference with other systems.
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Wireless sensor networks, WSN, Transmission problems, MicaZ, Application design, Remote sensing sensors
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Sensors, (2009), 9(12), 10309-10325