GENESI: Wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring

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dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Boyle, David
dc.contributor.author Popovici, Emanuel M.
dc.contributor.author Magno, Michele
dc.contributor.author Petrioli, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-30T16:22:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-30T16:22:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation O Flynn, Brendan; Boyle, David; Popovici, Emanuel M.; Magno, Michele; Petrioli, C. (2011) GENESI: Wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring 35th International Conference of IMAPS - CPMT IEEE Poland, Gdansk-Sobieszewo, Poland, 21-24 Sep, 2011. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/572
dc.description.abstract The GENESI project has the ambitious goal of bringing WSN technology to the level where it can provide the core of the next generation of systems for structural health monitoring that are long lasting, pervasive and totally distributed and autonomous. This goal requires embracing engineering and scientific challenges never successfully tackled before. Sensor nodes will be redesigned to overcome their current limitations, especially concerning energy storage and provisioning (we need devices with virtually infinite lifetime) and resilience to faults and interferences (for reliability and robustness). New software and protocols will be defined to fully take advantage of the new hardware, providing new paradigms for cross-layer interaction at all layers of the protocol stack and satisfying the requirements of a new concept of Quality of Service (QoS) that is application-driven, truly reflecting the end user perspective and expectations. The GENESI project will develop long lasting sensor nodes by combining cutting edge technologies for energy generation from the environment (energy harvesting) and green energy supply (small form factor fuel cells); GENESI will define models for energy harvesting, energy conservation in super-capacitors and supplemental energy availability through fuel cells, in addition to the design of new algorithms and protocols for dynamic allocation of sensing and communication tasks to the sensors. The project team will design communication protocols for large scale heterogeneous wireless sensor/actuator networks with energy-harvesting capabilities and define distributed mechanisms for context assessment and situation awareness. This paper presents an analysis of the GENESI system requirements in order to achieve the ambitious goals of the project. Extending from the requirements presented, the emergent system specification is discussed with respect to the selection and integration of relevant system components.The resulting integrated system will be evaluated and characterised to ensure that it is capable of satisfying the functional requirements of the project en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (CSET - Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology, grant 07/CE/I1147); European Commission (FP7 - GENESI); Higher Education Authority (National Access Programme) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof 35th International Conference of IMAPS - CPMT IEEE Poland, Gdansk-Sobieszewo, Poland, 21-24 Sep, 2011.
dc.relation.uri http://imaps2011.eti.pg.gda.pl/
dc.relation.uri http://genesi.di.uniroma1.it/
dc.subject Green wireless sensor networks en
dc.subject Green energy sources en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless sensor networks en
dc.subject.lcsh Structural health monitoring en
dc.title GENESI: Wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/D013/epopovici en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brendan O'Flynn, Tyndall Microsystems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: brendan.oflynn@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2012-04-30T16:12:40Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 140460873
dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder European Commission en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes No copyright transfer. Not published by IEEE - Published in Polish journal electronika 2012 - MM checking copyright 22 March 2012 en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Gdansk-Sobieszewo, Poland en


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