Title

Portable Wireless Multipurpose Sensor System for Environmental Monitoring

Publication Date

11-2007

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis

Degree Title

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major Advisor

Sin Ming Loo

Abstract

One of the continuing struggles in science and research is the collection of data for the understanding of the diverse environments that surround us. There is a high demand for sensor systems to measure environmental conditions in a wide range of applications. The sensor node achieves hardware flexibility with customizable power supplies, numerous connections for sensors, and multiple communication options. It achieves flexibility in software with a hierarchical, generalized code structure, centralized definitions of commonly used values, and a standardized output format for sensor data. The sensor node has been EMI/EMC tested and is currently being used to measure airliner cabin environmental conditions.

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