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International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have gained worldwide attention in recent years, particularly with the rapid progress in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology which has facilitated the development of smart sensors. These sensors are small, with limited processing and computing resources, and they are inexpensive compared to traditional sensors. These sensor nodes can sense, measure, and gather information from the environment and, based on some local decision process, they can transmit the sensed data to the user. WSNs are large networks made of a numerous number of sensor nodes with sensing, computation, and wireless communication capabilities. In present work we provide a brief summary of the state-ofthe- art in wireless sensor networks, investigate the feasibility of indoor environment monitoring using crossbow wireless sensor nodes. Here we used nesC programming language and TinyOS operating system for programming Crossbow sensor nodes and LabVIEW GUI is used for displaying different indoor environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and light acquired from different Wireless sensor nodes. These sensor readings can help building administrators to monitor the physical conditions of the environment in a building for creating optimized energy usage.

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