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Integrated personal mobile devices to wireless weather sensing network

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3 Author(s)
Herrera, L. ; Dept. of Eng., Univ. of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN, USA ; Mink, B. ; Sukittanon, S.

With the increasing growth of the cellular and Wi-Fi network infrastructure, internet mobile based applications are continuously being developed daily. With thousands of mobile applications available to download, it is possible to find software to fit almost any category, e.g. business, medical, entertainment, and healthcare. In this paper, we present the approach to integrate a personal mobile device application and wireless sensing network for data monitoring purposes. The project is designed to collect weather data from remote stations which can then be viewed on a mobile phone in real-time. The Apple iPhone was selected as the mobile platform due to several advantages. Not only is it one of the fastest growing mobile platforms, but it also has a widely available software development kit (SDK) and a wide array of distinct features that benefit remote monitoring applications. Through implementation and evaluation of our system, the proposed design is capable of being applied to different sensor networks such as building structure, traffic control, vineyard, and machine tool monitoring.

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IEEE SoutheastCon 2010 (SoutheastCon), Proceedings of the

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18-21 March 2010