Wireless sensor home automation networks based upon Sun SPOT

Wang, Gengkun and Xiang, Wei and Chen, Haoyu and Wen, Peng (2011) Wireless sensor home automation networks based upon Sun SPOT. In: ICSSC 2011: IET International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City (IET ICSSC2011), 6-8 Jul 2011, Shanghai, China.


This paper aims to develop a simple wireless sensor home automation network (WSHAN). The WSHAN is implemented using two different specialised motes, i.e, collector and interface motes. The environmental data is sampled and broadcast by collector motes, and the data is received by interface motes and host. Interface motes can forward data to external systems, i.e., climate control, light control and alarm systems, while the host can save received environmental data for further use. Six testbeds are defined to verify the accuracy and performance of the proposed WSHAN. The results show that the selected sensors are deemed to be accurate enough for an WSHAN. Even though the development kit only includes two physical Sun SPOTs (Small Programmable Object Technology), it is possible to develop a working WSHAN. A combination of the physical and virtual Sun SPOTs provide enough motes for the WSHAN to cover a small house.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Series title: IET Conference Publications 2011, issue 582 Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 03:10
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: WSN; HAA; WSHAN; Sun SPOT; environmental data; external systems; home automation networks; light control; programmable objects; wireless sensor
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1049/cp.2011.0295
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19703

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