TinyMoBot: A Platform for Mobile Sensor Networks

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

In many application scenarios of wireless sensor networks parts or the whole network consist of mobile sensor nodes. Currently, no common platform is available. This paper describes a project that has developed a mobile sensor node, based on standard components: a Crossbow IRIS mote and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT components, i.e., motors and sensors. Wireless sensor networks consisting of mobile nodes are currently a growing research area. In these scenarios often only few nodes of the network are mobile. Therefore, it is important that the mobile nodes are able to communicate with static nodes. Since a general mobile sensor network platform is not available, often self-developed mobile sensor nodes are used.