Considerations for the Design of a General Purpose Wireless Sensor Node

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 27)


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of small, autonomous nodes which are capable of communicating with each other over a wireless link. Minimizing the size and the power consumption of these nodes is an important research topic. A WSN node consists of a microcontroller, a wireless communication controller, a secondary storage module, and different types and combinations of sensors. We propose a wireless sensor node design that aims to be minimal in size and power consumption without significantly degrading processing power.


Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Receive Signal Strength Indication Power Saving Memory Module 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringYildiz Technical UniversityBesiktasTurkey

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