Design of Building Monitoring Systems Based on Wireless Sensor Networks
Qifen Dong, Li Yu, Huanjia Lu, Zhen Hong, Yourong Chen
DOI: 10.4236/wsn.2010.29085   PDF    HTML     8,483 Downloads   17,221 Views   Citations


Wireless Sensor Network provides a potential technique for monitoring the indoor environment. This paper presents a Building Monitoring system based on Wireless Sensor Networks. A clustering-based network specified for building monitoring is proposed, which is inspired by LEACH (Low Energy Adaptive Cluster Hierarchy) method. Further, two key ideas are used to implement the clustering-based network. First, the configuration module of building management software is used to conduct all nodes in a room forming a local cluster. This cluster formation method does not consume node energy. Second, because cluster-heads cannot directly transmit packets to the sink node due to limited wireless communication range, the cluster-head communications are represented by a multi-hop tree rooted at the sink node. The experiment has been made to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed results.

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Dong, Q. , Yu, L. , Lu, H. , Hong, Z. and Chen, Y. (2010) Design of Building Monitoring Systems Based on Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Sensor Network, 2, 703-709. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.29085.

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