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The Internet of Things is Setting Up a Culture Clash

September 8, 2014 - in Sensors

This idea that as we connect devices and sensors, they will combine into some super-intelligent whole that can help save electric costs, make manufacturing more efficient, and even predict our traffic is the underlying promise that many people are hoping for.…

More than €3 billion Invested in European Smart Grids Projects

May 28, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

The JRC recently published its 2014 edition of the "Smart Grid projects outlook", which presents the most comprehensive database of smart grid and smart…

Sensor Sensibility: Project Planning and Deployment Considerations

November 6, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

The wireless sensor network is fundamentally a distributed network of constrained devices. There are a host of considerations that must be taken into…

Sensor Sensibility: Communications Design Considerations for Energy Efficiency

April 17, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

One of the key design constraints in the deployment of a sensor network is the optimization of power consumption and energy efficiency. A problem familiar to those working with embedded devices is the need to eke out every possible capability while working…

Sensor Sensibility: Deployment Strategies and Design Tradeoffs

October 1, 2012 - in Column

Before we delve too far into the various applications of wireless sensor networks, it may be of some use to review the characteristics of such a system. While wireless sensor networks allow us to deploy and gather information in a variety of places that are…