Intelligent Environmental Sensing With An Unmanned Aerial System In A Wireless Sensor Network

Ching Ju Chen, Jou An Chen, Yueh Min Huang

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This paper proposes a novel environmental monitoring mechanism to integrate recentlyestablished development of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with WSNs for remote monitoring. The high mobility of UASs can solve the limitations associated with using WSNs in hazardous areas. In this paper, the WSN node, the Wireless Environmental Monitoring Station (WEMS), is based on ZigBee protocol for long-duration monitoring. Furthermore, to ensure the integrity of collected environmental data, an algorithm is designed in WEMS for verification. Finally, a detailed analysis of packet transmission efficiency based on ranges of flight distance is proposed to examine the effect of environmental monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-717
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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