Date Added: Sep 2010
This paper aims to propose a significant way of remote access and real time monitoring of a particular geographic area by integrating wireless sensor clouds with existing Telecom infrastructure and applications built around them through a gateway. This utility is very potent for environment monitoring in harsh and inaccessible places like mines, nuclear reactors, etc. The authors demonstrate a scaled down version of multi-hop network of wireless sensor nodes and its integration with existing telecom network infrastructure via a gateway. The kind of results achieved like temperature monitoring etc. gives a glimpse of an enormous step ahead in mine safety.