Atis Elsts, Rihards Balass, Janis Judvaitis, Reinholds Zviedris, Girts Strazdins, Artis Mednis, and Leo Selavo. SADmote: A Robust and Cost-Effective Device for Environmental Monitoring. A. Herkersdorf et al. (Eds.): ARCS 2012, LNCS 7179, pp. 225–237, 2012. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.
Time to deployment for wireless sensor networks could be reduced by using commercial sensor nodes. However, this may lead to suboptimal flexibility, power consumption and cost of the system. Our pilot deployment for precision agriculture and fruit growing research showed similar conclusions and outlined the design decisions leading to SADmote: a new sensor node for environmental monitoring. It was evaluated both in the lab and field, showing improved energy consumption over commercial solutions such as Tmote Sky and Waspmote.
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