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A novel systems design approach to wireless sensor networks for industrial applications

Jamieson, Andrew George (2008) A novel systems design approach to wireless sensor networks for industrial applications. EngD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks are a constantly evolving field spanning the Electronic Engineering and Computer Science domains; where the primary tasks of computation, communication and sensing are combined into ever smaller physical node devices. By utilising advanced multi-hop mesh networking techniques, scores of these nodes can form complex heterogeneous networks, where the efforts of discrete nodes combine to achieve a common goal. This themed Engineering Doctorate portfolio describes a four year period where the Research Engineer, in conjunction with the sponsoring company, The Kelvin Institute Ltd, undertook a range of interlinked research, development and business projects. Each venture was closely aligned to the technical and commercial interests of the sponsor, initiated in late 2003 by a preliminary look at the state-of-the-art and evaluation of early development nodes for location services. The primary project stemmed from this initial research and was undertaken with a collaborating company in the UK rail industry. Results from this work inspired a further project considering the use of security features to provide a new routing methodology for Wireless Sensor Networks and other ad-hoc topologies. In addition to the technical merit and academic contributions to the field, this themed portfolio considers the equally important commercial and business aspects, highlighting notable events and achievements throughout the course of the Engineering Doctorate programme.

Item Type: Thesis (EngD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to confidentiality issues this thesis is unavailable for viewing
Keywords: wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, routing protocols
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Supervisor's Name: Harle, Dr. David A and Smeed, Mr. Duncan
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Mr Andrew G Jamieson
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-424
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 15:00
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/424

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