Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Enhancing e-Learning Experience with Online Social Networks

Rodrigues, J. R. ; Sabino, F. S. ; Zhou, L. Z.

IET Communications Vol. 5, Nº 8, pp. 1147 - 1154, May, 2011.

ISSN (print): 1751-8628
ISSN (online): 1751-8636

Journal Impact Factor: 1,061 (in 2016)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1049/iet-com.2010.0409

Wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) provide sensor and actuator services through small smart nodes with very limited hardware and power supply. Information fusion must be considered a critical step in WSAN design, enabling energy saving, increasing data quality and deeper insight of the monitored environment. This study presents experimental results over real hardware on inner-node fusion in the context of the ZensSens system. ZenSens provides user-centric WSAN functionality, with IPv6 support at the sensor node level, automatic node attachment and suitable software tools for multi- channel access. This study presents some material about information fusion, the ZenSens system and possible solutions for inner-node information fusion based on real temperature sensor data. The approach proves the feasibility of inner-node fusion on constrained hardware with IPv6 support.