Abstract: As the integration between technology and humanity grows, the wireless sensor network (WSN) has become an emerging research field. Because of the manufacturing costs of various hardware implementations and royalties of software authorizations, however, the development of WSN is impeded. To conquer these limitations, this research project integrates the academia and industry to seamlessly combine the research and manufacturing sources. Moreover, the alliance from both academia and industry is also coordinated to develop the key components, such as gateways and sensor nodes of WSN technologies and open-sourced general protocol and software for WSN platforms. This infrastructure will not only be used to bridge the fundamental research development and industrial application but also overcome the cost barrier of this technology. In this year, this research project will manufacture 1000 sets of WSN gateways and sensors based on the superior low-cost production capability of Taiwan wireless industry. Moreover, the implementation of several WSN applications will also be demonstrated. In detail, the first sub-project implements a sensor network with more than 70 sensor nodes; the second sub-project develops an algorithm for the wireless positioning system established in the first sub-project; the third sub-project develops a function library for WSN security and management in zigbee protocol; the forth sub-project manufactures 1000 sets of gateways, super-nodes, and sensor nodes for zigbee WSN applications; the fifth sub-project develops low-cost wireless sensor modules with humidity, temperature, light and gas sensing abilities; and the sixth sub-project implements the application scenarios for further WSN applications.
Wireless sensor network
smart living space