Design of a wireless mesh sensor network for a housing community.
Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
Wireless mesh sensor networks are typically a cluster of intelligent radio nodes which
transfer data between each other directly in a hop, or indirectly through two or more
hops via adjacent nodes. These nodes contain one or more sensors. Wireless mesh
sensor networks provide a solution in monitoring and controlling the physical world
around us and offer far reaching potential applications. This thesis presents a design
and prototype development of one such potential application, namely the use of a
wireless mesh sensor network to monitor the events and activities in a housing
The first part of this thesis examines wireless mesh sensor networks in detail. It looks
at the technology behind these networks and the methods employed in transferring
data between wireless nodes.
The second part of this thesis focuses on the system design, implementation and
prototype realisation of the wireless mesh sensor network for a housing community. It
shows how an application specific approach can simplify the design of the system. In
addition it presents two novel MAC protocols for the transfer of data from transmitonly
sensor nodes to fixed infrastructural mesh nodes.
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