Wireless Sensor Network Design

The goal of this research is to provide a design environment that will enable a system designer, who has a detailed knowledge of the application domain, to perform the general architectural design, and then pass on the specification to the implementer and integrator  so that they can perform their tasks easily and precisely.

Ideally one would like a WSN to be assembled from lego-like blocks, similar to the way the electrical system of a house is put together. An architect, following the customer wishes, designs the switch and light position for each room, using 3D CAD that enables him to analyze the quality of the lighting, then passes the design to the contractor who, with a combination of standard components, assembles the system and finally checks (with the end customer) that everything works.

Up to a point, this may be possible, if a sufficiently rich library of components were available, and if interconnect rules were simple enough. However, things may not be so easy, hence we envision a two-step process, in which the first phase is similar to what was described above (i.e. uses a very simplified schematic diagram), but then implementation requires more skills assembling and customizing all the required components, including some that the architect may not want to know about.

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The group members published 5 articles on this topic in international reviews and presented 25 papers in various conferences.

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