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Mikhaylov, K., and Petäjäjärvi, J. (2017) Design and Implementation of The Plug&Play Enabled Flexible Modular Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Platform. Asian Journal of Control, 19: 1392–1412. doi: 10.1002/asjc.1492

Design and implementation of the Plug&Play enabled flexible modular wireless sensor and actuator network platform

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Author: Mikhaylov, Konstantin1; Petäjäjärvi, Juha1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201902124720
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-04-04
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Abstract

In this paper we address the problem of increasing the flexibility of the contemporary wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) in regard to the design of the nodes. For this we propose the concept of a Plug&Play enabled modular WSAN node platform. According to our concept, the new WSAN nodes with desired functionalities can be built by stacking together the different hardware modules encapsulating power sources, processing units, wired and wireless transceivers, sensors and actuators, or even sets of these. Once a node is built, it automatically discovers and identifies all the connected hardware modules, obtains required software and tunes its own operation taking into account the node's structure, available resources and active applications. In this paper we first present the concept and then report the developed hardware and software architectures and the most critical mechanisms enabling implementation. Also we discuss the practical implementations and report the evaluation results for the prototyped solution. Our results show that the developed platform is much more feature and resource rich than the existing ones, which is achieved at a cost of increased consumption and size. We believe that the unique features of the proposed platform have the potential to drastically change the procedure of WSAN development, especially when it comes to experimenting and developing dynamic WSANs with a heterogeneous structure. In this respect the hardware identification and reconfiguration capabilities conceived in the platform can be utilized in full and may drastically increase the performance of WSANs, if combined with novel control and optimization schemes yet to be developed.

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Series: Asian journal of control
ISSN: 1561-8625
ISSN-E: 1934-6093
ISSN-L: 1561-8625
Volume: 9
Issue: 14
Pages: 1392 - 1412
DOI: 10.1002/asjc.1492
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1002/asjc.1492
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: The research was undertaken as a part of the University of Oulu Wireless Networking Laboratory project. The work of the first author has also been partially supported by the Nokia Foundation grant No201510090 and 201610150, and the Sähköinsinööriliiton Säätiö 2016 grant.
Copyright information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mikhaylov, K., and Petäjäjärvi, J. (2017) Design and Implementation of The Plug&Play Enabled Flexible Modular Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Platform. Asian Journal of Control, 19: 1392–1412. doi: 10.1002/asjc.1492, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/asjc.1492. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.