Design of miniaturized wireless sensor mote and actuator for building monitoring and control

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Jafer, Essa
O'Flynn, Brendan
Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
Wang, Wensi S.
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In this paper, a wireless sensor network mote hardware design and implementation are introduced for building deployment application. The core of the mote design is based on the 8 bit AVR microcontroller, Atmega1281 and 2.4 GHz wireless communication chip, CC2420. The module PCB fabrication is using the stackable technology providing powerful configuration capability. Three main layers of size 25 mm2 are structured to form the mote; these are RF, sensor and power layers. The sensors were selected carefully to meet both the building monitoring and design requirements. Beside the sensing capability, actuation and interfacing to external meters/sensors are provided to perform different management control and data recording tasks. Experiments show that the developed mote works effectively in giving stable data acquisition and owns good communication and power performance.
RF Characteristics , Motes deployment , Sensors interfacing
Jafer, E.; O'Flynn, B.; O'Mathuna, C.; Wensi Wang; , "Design of miniaturized wireless sensor mote and actuator for building monitoring and control," Telecommunications (ICT), 2010 IEEE 17th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.887-892, 4-7 April 2010 doi: 10.1109/ICTEL.2010.5478832 URL:
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