L3SN: A Level-Based, Large-Scale, Longevous Sensor Network System for Agriculture Information Monitoring

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We developed L3SN, a scalable, longevous, adaptive, and internet accessible wireless sensor network system for agriculture information monitoring, which is meticulously designed to meet the requirement of thousands hectares coverage, years of time monitoring and the adverse environment. The system architecture, the agriculture sensor device, the mesh protocol, and the web-based information processing platform are introduced. We also presented some implementation experience. The mesh protocol (LayerMesh) is highlighted, in which “stair scheduling” and “distributed dynamic load-balancing” are proposed to response the scalability, longevity and adaptivity requirements. We believe the design of L3SN is useful to many other large-scale, longevous applications such as hydrologic monitoring, geological monitoring etc.

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Y. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Qi, L. Xu, J. Chen and G. Wang, "L3SN: A Level-Based, Large-Scale, Longevous Sensor Network System for Agriculture Information Monitoring," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 2 No. 9, 2010, pp. 655-660. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.29078.

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