We study the characteristics of the communication links of a wireless sensor network in a tropical cloud forest in Ecuador, in the context of a wildlife monitoring application. Thick vegetation and high humidity are in principle a challenge for the IEEE 802.15.4 radio we employed. We performed experiments with stationary-only nodes as well as in combination with mobile ones. Due to logistics, all the experiments were performed in isolation by the biologists on our team. In addition to discussing the characteristics of links in this previously unstudied environment, we also discuss the lessons we learned from operating under peculiar constraints in a peculiar deployment scenario.

Ceriotti, M.; Chini, M.; Murphy, A.L.; Picco, G.P.; Cagnacci, F.; Tolhurst, B. (2010). Motes in the jungle: lessons learned from a short-term WSN deployment in the Ecuador cloud forest. In: Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks: 4th International Workshop, REALWSN 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 16-17, 2010. Proceedings (editor(s) Marron, P.J.; Voigt, T.; Corke, P.; Mottola, L.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. (LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE): 25-36. ISBN: 9783642175190 doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17520-6. handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/20794

Motes in the jungle: lessons learned from a short-term WSN deployment in the Ecuador cloud forest

Cagnacci, Francesca;
2010-01-01

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We study the characteristics of the communication links of a wireless sensor network in a tropical cloud forest in Ecuador, in the context of a wildlife monitoring application. Thick vegetation and high humidity are in principle a challenge for the IEEE 802.15.4 radio we employed. We performed experiments with stationary-only nodes as well as in combination with mobile ones. Due to logistics, all the experiments were performed in isolation by the biologists on our team. In addition to discussing the characteristics of links in this previously unstudied environment, we also discuss the lessons we learned from operating under peculiar constraints in a peculiar deployment scenario.
Settore BIO/07 - ECOLOGIA
2010
9783642175190
Ceriotti, M.; Chini, M.; Murphy, A.L.; Picco, G.P.; Cagnacci, F.; Tolhurst, B. (2010). Motes in the jungle: lessons learned from a short-term WSN deployment in the Ecuador cloud forest. In: Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks: 4th International Workshop, REALWSN 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 16-17, 2010. Proceedings (editor(s) Marron, P.J.; Voigt, T.; Corke, P.; Mottola, L.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. (LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE): 25-36. ISBN: 9783642175190 doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17520-6. handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/20794
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