Novel wireless sensor nodes with smart antennas


Project Overview
WiseSPOT is a research project which aims to develop a new generation of miniature low-power wireless sensor nodes that will utilize advanced smart antenna technology for continuous monitoring, localization and tracking of events in the network environment (i.e, crack detection in large structures, land movements in landslide prediction etc.). Localization is a network function that requires the synergy of both hardware and software mechanisms, and is applied both for finding the relative and absolute locations of sensor nodes, as well as for localizing these events on the structure. An integral part of this research is the development of fast, energy efficient localization algorithms embedded on miniaturized sensor node hardware which will be developed in the framework of the project. This technology is intended to develop a powerful remote monitoring tool for structural civil engineers which can be used for continuous monitoring of the health of large structures such as bridges, dams and the transportation infrastructure.

Partners Involved
  • SignalGeneriX Ltd (Cyprus)
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Athens Information Technology (Greece)

  This project is co-funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under the Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Innovation 2008.