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Author Decker, C. ♦ Krohn, A. ♦ Beigl, M. ♦ Zimmer, T.
Sponsorship IEEE Electron Devices Soc. - Boise Chapter ♦ Electrochemistry Soc. ECS ♦ IEEE Boise Sect. ♦ IEEE EDS Region 6 / SRC ♦ Micron Found
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Embedded computing ♦ Wireless sensor networks ♦ Data analysis ♦ Software packages ♦ Peer to peer computing ♦ Embedded system ♦ Programming ♦ Mobile communication ♦ Computer networks ♦ Sensor systems
Abstract This paper presents a sensor-based, networked embedded system, referred to as the particle computer system. It is comprised of tiny wireless sensor nodes, capable of communication with each other, as well as connectivity with backend, PC-based systems, thereby facilitating software development and data analysis in an integrated systems package. The core design principles of the sensor nodes enable operation in very mobile settings and truly ad-hoc, peer-to-peer interoperation without the intervention of a master or explicit middleware layer. The two main system properties highlighted in this paper are: 1) information distribution to all components within the system and 2) the usage of a common communication language in all system components. This language has been proprietarily developed for the particle system and is known as ConCom. As a result of these system properties, we have found the particle system to be very extensible and applicable in many everyday scenarios. The paper presents insights to the implementation of the particle computer system, including software development and data analysis capabilities, and the overall system integration.
Description Author affiliation: Telecooperation Office, Karlsruhe Univ., Germany (Decker, C.; Krohn, A.; Beigl, M.; Zimmer, T.)
ISBN 0780392019
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-04-15
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 695.64 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 443
Ending Page 448


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library