Wireless communication between dataNode systems

Johnstone, C. (2013) Wireless communication between dataNode systems. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

There is a growing demand for devices to be capable of wireless communication over long distances, especially in remote areas where a wired connection is not viable. Using
an SMS or call system is expensive, therefore there is a need for a low-cost and low-power alternative to achieve the wireless communication necessary for the DataWatch
data logging systems.

DataWatch is a line of data loggers developed by Rimik Pty Ltd, and has so far only been communicating through either direct connection or through a cellular modem. These systems are capable of providing much more with the addition of a low-cost,low-power wireless interface. However, there are a number of different options commercially available to provide a wireless interface between devices, and therefore the most appropriate device must be determined.

As a result of the conducted research and the resources available, ZigBee was decided to be the most ideal wireless interface to implement into the DataWatch nodes.

Support for the wireless devices has been programmed into the firmware of the DataWatch system and is currently in the process of being tested to ensure that it provides all that is required of it.

For the intended application, ZigBee has thus far been functioning as intended with the tests performed so far and is still being developed to improve in various areas.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Supervisors: Kist, Alexander
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 02:53
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless communication; datanode systems; data logging; Rimik Pty Ltd; DataWatch
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24652

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