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Deploying a Wireless Sensor Network on an Active Volcano
March/April 2006 (vol. 10 no. 2)
pp. 18-25
Geoffrey Werner-Allen, Harvard University
Konrad Lorincz, Harvard University
Matt Welsh, Harvard University
Omar Marcillo, University of New Hampshire
Jeff Johnson, University of New Hampshire
Mario Ruiz, University of North Carolina
Jonathan Lees, University of North Carolina
Augmenting heavy and power-hungry data collection equipment with lighter, smaller wireless sensor network nodes leads to faster, larger deployments. Arrays comprising dozens of wireless sensor nodes are now possible, allowing scientific studies that aren't feasible with traditional instrumentation. Designing sensor networks to support volcanic studies requires researchers to address the high data rates and high data fidelity these studies demand. The authors' sensor-network application for volcanic data collection relies on triggered event detection and reliable data retrieval to meet bandwidth and data-quality demands.
Index Terms:
wireless sensor networks, sensor network applications, sensor network nodes, volcano research
Geoffrey Werner-Allen, Konrad Lorincz, Matt Welsh, Omar Marcillo, Jeff Johnson, Mario Ruiz, Jonathan Lees, "Deploying a Wireless Sensor Network on an Active Volcano," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 18-25, March-April 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.26
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