Self-monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jari Jankkari, Henrik Huovila, Seppo Rantala, Harri Siirtola

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A wireless sensor network (WSN) is composed of several autonomous and compact devices, which have a radio transceiver, microcontroller, battery and sensor interface. They typically monitor physical conditions and transmit those measurements to a coordinator in a main location. WSN self-monitoring has two separate but equally important units: 1) monitoring of a sensor network environment and 2) monitoring of sensor condition. The previous takes care that the information flow is constant and reliable. The latter guarantees that only correct information is forwarded to the coordinator. In this document concept of WSN self-monitoring, its equipment and an example installation is examined and presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Workshop on Wireless Communication and Applications (WoWCA 2012), Vaasa, Finland, April 25-26 2012
Place of PublicationVaasa
PublisherVaasan yliopisto
ISBN (Print)978-952-476-395-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd Workshop on Wireless Communication and Applications, WoWCA 2012 - Vaasa, Finland
Duration: 25 Apr 201226 Apr 2012


Conference3rd Workshop on Wireless Communication and Applications, WoWCA 2012
Abbreviated titleWoWCA


  • condition monitoring
  • fault diagnosis
  • surveillance
  • wireless sensor networks


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