A Low-Power Wireless Sensor For Online Ambient Monitoring

A Low-Power Wireless Sensor for Online Ambient Monitoring


This paper presents the development of a compact battery-powered system that monitors the carbon dioxide level, temperature, relative humidity, absolute pressure, and intensity of light in indoor spaces, and that sends the measurement data using the existent wireless infrastructure based on the IEEE 802.11 b/g standards. The resulted device’s characteristics and performance are comparable with the ones provided by recognized solutions, such as ZigBee-based sensor nodes. By combining Wi-Fi connectivity with ambient sensors, this solution can be used for the remote gathering and further processing of measurement data. Testing revealed that the system can operate continuously for up to three years on a single 3 V small battery.

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