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A pervasive sensor network for environmental and traffic monitoring

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jeffrey Neasham, Professor Bayan Sharif, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD, Professor Margaret Carol Bell CBE


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This paper describes the development of a wireless sensor network to provide fine grain resolution, real-time environmental measurements for use in urban traffic management. Jointly funded by the EPSRC and Department of Transport, MESSAGE (Mobile Environmental Sensing System Across Grid Environments) project aims to demonstrate a dense grid of up to 300 multimodal sensor nodes, deployed on street furniture, vehicles and even pedestrians, to gather data by wireless, ad-hoc networking techniques. Here we describe the development of the sensor payload, the “mote” hardware, the communication protocols and how the data is fed into E-science tools developed within the project. Finally, the results of initial trials are presented and details of planned field trials and validation against precision instruments are discussed.

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Author(s): Neasham JA, Sharif BS, Blythe PT, Bell MC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Unknown

Conference Name: 1st Smart Environment Interest Group Conference

Year of Conference: 2007