This paper describes what is meant by a wireless sensor network is, the things that makes up this device and how in the coming years the use of this device will be applied globally. The paper also discusses the major products that are offered by the G-M global companies and how these services are used by various industries. The trends in sales and employment in the wireless sensor network are also described in this paper.IN this paper, the soft ware’s that are prevalent in the industry are also described. In this paper, some of the promising applications in the industry are described. This paper also answers the question of which their answers maybe valuable to the readers of this paper. Finally, the paper has a conclusion of all the things that are described in the paper.
M-global company is doing a research and evaluation into a new business that is about the wireless network sensors. This company is doing the evaluation in which it will give the performance of this new technology in the market, and the impact it will have after people have adopted it. The evaluation is also expected to be done on the market trend of this new technology. This introduction explains the achievement of the project and the paper format.
The use of the wireless network sensor is becoming very popular in the world. It is expected that in the next 10-15 year the whole world will be covered with the wireless sensor network which will be very easy to access since one can get it even from the internet. This market of wireless internet network is yet to be explored since but with time the demand for this product will increase worldwide since this technology can be applied in various many field. The field that this project has studied in depth is medicine, and military application of these wireless sensor network.
SCOPE OF STUDY
The purpose for conducting this project is to find out if introduction of this technology in the market will have a positive feedback or negative feedback. Both the application of this technology on data storage, Energy harvesting, application in medicine, military field and the field of agriculture was done. These applications were done for:
- Efficiency of the technology
- The market trends
- Flexibility of this technology
- Availability of software to this technology
This report is made up of six sections:
- A brief introduction of what wireless sensor network and the components of this wireless sensor network.
- The products of wireless sensor network that are being offered by the leading companies.
- The trend in market and employment of the wireless sensor network.
- The soft ware and in particular the open software’s of the wireless sensor network that are existing in this industry.
- The promising areas in which this new technology can be applied and give positive result.
- Finally there is a formulated question in which it test the effectiveness of these wireless sensor network.
Wireless Sensor Network
A wireless sensor network: is a collection of nodes that have been organized into a large network. The constituencies of each node are the processing capability that is it is made of one or many micro controllers, central processing units or the DSP chips. A wireless sensor network also has multiple types of memories that includes program, flash or the data memory. The wireless sensor networks also have RF transceivers that usually have unidirectional antennae.
The power source is another constituent of the wireless sensor network, Examples of power source include batteries or power source and have various sensors and actuators. There are also the nodes communicated wirelessly, and they are often self organized after having been deployed in an ad hoc fashion. Currently, these wireless sensors are being deployed at a pace that is accelerated. In the next 10-15 year the whole world will be covered with this wireless sensor network and their access will be through the internet. In short the internet will become a physical network. This new technology can be applied in various fields which may include medical, military, transport, entertainment, crises management, the homeland defense and finally in smart spaces (Herndon ,78).
Product and Services That Are Offered By Leading Company In The Industry
The EMC Corporation an American corporation offers the following product: Data storage, security of information, analytics, virtualization, cloud computing among many other services that are useful and help business to store, manage and the analysis of data. The EMC Corporation is the largest providers of data storage services.
Other industries use this technology to harvest energy. Very small sensors, ultra lower power IC devices are used in energy harvesting hence the energy harvesting performance is enhanced. Better sensor network are always on the rise to this trend. In the typical energy harvesting system, the energy is generated as a result of motion from the thermal sources and the magnetic activities or the photovoltaic cells.
Trends in sales and employment in wireless sensor network there are emergence in smart meters and other technologies which include ZigBee, Bluetooth low energy-waves, low power WIFI, ENOcean and many more proprietor options. Other things include standards development, economic effects, and the strategic development plans that are put in place. The opportunity of this wireless sensor network on the field of smart meters is very far from being settled. In the year 2014 report, more industries have introduced competitive products, and they are more market penetration that is associated with wireless network protocol (Akyildiz, 56). The energy harvesting technique is a growing trend in the wireless sensor network and it is expected to grow by the year 2016.The use of wireless network sensor to solve a medical problem is also an upcoming trend as it is seen as a prominent market for this product.
RF Monitoring Software
RF monitoring soft an equivalent to a WIFI network packet sniffer for the Ethernet. Although this packet sniffing when on it can be hard to run, since there are the traffic separations from various networks segment, the wireless sniffing is quite simple (Javier,33). All the station that do transmit on a given Wi-Fi network are seen to transmit on the same sets of channels and with the help of the WIFI card one can listen to the various traffics on the WIFI channel.
This function by decoding the traffics that have been recorded by the RF monitors. This software is no specific to the WIFI, but they have the capability of decoding 802.11 payloads. Packet analyzers allow the users to identify the security and problems that are associated with performance.
It is very useful and effective in the production of reports, plot access point power level among many more other uses. Depending on the usage the mapping software can either be enhancement to the final survey report or at time can be used to give real values.
Application of wireless sensor network
APPLICATION OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK
The ViligNet is a form of wireless network that is used by the military and is used to verify enemies’ information and the position which are of highly targeted. It is designed and built for defense intelligence agency for the realistic development (Hara, 63).
Health care application
Use of these wireless network sensors in diagnosis of diseases and also in keeping of health record enhances the healthcare facilities. Example CAR analysis which measures the rhythmic behavioral activities of the heart and detect the changes in this pattern.
Environmental Science Application
Wireless sensor network is used to monitor changes in the environment and also in monitoring various environmental phenomena. Some of the environmental application include: wildlife and a good example are monitoring zebras at their natural environment. They can be used to monitor volcanic eruption.
Wireless sensor network in the field of agriculture is used to monitor the soil moisture content, temperature, and biological application (Herndon, 12). The applications are important in agriculture in that they help the farmers to know which plants to irrigate and the one not to irrigate by knowing the soil moisture content.
Further application includes bridge monitoring Earthquakes monitoring, human behavior monitoring, home automation and internal energy conservation civil engineering among many more others.
Effectiveness of Wireless Network Sensors
The wireless network sensor is very effective in their application as most of them have sensors that transmit the signal that they are used to monitor. Hence with the coming year it will be one of most used system in monitoring the various phenomena in the world.
Academic Qualification To Use This Technology
This technology has a variety of uses in that some of its product like the Bluetooth does not require any academic profession. This is because these products can be accessed by anyone who has a phone that is installed with the Bluetooth. Other wireless sensor network like the GSI, Those that are used in power harvesting are complex to use and may require profession with higher diplomas in technical studies or even bachelor level degree in technical studies.
We can conclude that the wireless sensor networks can be applied to solve some of the world problem in various fields that includes: medicine, military field, and agriculture among many other fields. This is because they have the sensor that can be used to detect various signals.