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Lessons from the Sparse Sensor Network Deployment in Rural India

Prabhakar, TV and Jamadagni, HS and Sahu, Amar and Prasad, Venkatesha R (2010) Lessons from the Sparse Sensor Network Deployment in Rural India. In: 11th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, JAN 03-06, 2010, Kolkata, pp. 104-115.

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Abstract

We discuss the key issues in the deployment of sparse sensor networks. The network monitors several environment parameters and is deployed in a semi-arid region for the benefit of small and marginal farmers. We begin by discussing the problems of an existing unreliable 1 sq km sparse network deployed in a village. The proposed solutions are implemented in a new cluster. The new cluster is a reliable 5 sq km network. Our contributions are two fold. Firstly, we describe a. novel methodology to deploy a sparse reliable data gathering sensor network and evaluate the ``safe distance'' or ``reliable'' distance between nodes using propagation models. Secondly, we address the problem of transporting data from rural aggregation servers to urban data centres. This paper tracks our steps in deploying a sensor network in a village,in India, trying to provide better diagnosis for better crop management. Keywords - Rural, Agriculture, CTRS, Sparse.

Item Type: Conference Paper
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly, (CEDT) Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 06:27
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2010 06:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31046

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