Design and energy consumption analysis of a custom built wireless sensor node for environmental monitoring

Farooq Sultan*, Ahmar Shafi, Salam Adel Zummo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSN) have become increasingly important in recent times. Sensor nodes are the building blocks for a typical WSN. Due to their limited computational, communication and energy abilities, the sensor nodes serve as the deciding factor for a given network design. As the fabrication technology improves, highly powerful, yet energy efficient, components are available to realize a WSN while keeping the cost at an affordable level. This paper introduces a novel wireless sensor node based on the powerful 8-bit Atmel ATMega128L microcontroller unit (MCU) equipped with the CC2420 transceiver having complete compatibility with the IEEE802.15.4. This paper enlightens the design details of the new node; providing complete details of the components used and the sensor unit design. Towards the end, the power consumption measurement results are given along with the experimental setup details.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiCom'11 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking and Co-Located Workshops - WiNTECH 2011 Workshop, WiNTECH'11
Pages83-88
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM

Keywords

  • energy model
  • extension port
  • power consumption
  • wireless sensor node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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