SI2:SSE: A Sustainable Wireless Sensor Development Framework For Science and Engineering Researchers
Throughout the last decade, the research area of wireless networked sensors has been one of the most popular among computer engineers and scientists. With recent initiatives such as Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, and Planetary Skin, sensor-based applications have gained new momentum in the research community and industry beyond the realm of computer engineers and scientists. Therefore, today wireless sensors are not only used by computer engineers and scientists, but also by ecologists for observing wildlife, geophysicists for monitoring seismic activities of volcanoes, farmers for precision agriculture, civil engineers for monitoring the health of deteriorating civil structures like highways and bridges, medical doctors and nurses for monitoring patients, and technology enthusiasts to develop applications. Currently this diverse group of engineers and scientists have two options: expend considerable expense on proprietary data acquisition systems, or expend considerable time on learning the development and engineering skills necessary to create their own solutions from more affordable off the shelf components. Neither of these solutions is truly optimal and thus hamper the development and data collection experience. To minimize the complexity and reduce the cost of implementing these sensor networks, a new extensible, scalable, cross-platform, and open-source wireless sensor software development framework called PROVIZ is proposed in this project.