WISENET is a wireless sensor network that monitors the environmental conditions such as light, temperature, and humidity. This network is comprised of nodes called “motes” that form an ad-hoc network to transmit this data to a computer that function as a server.

The server stores the data in a database where it can later be retrieved and analyzed via a web-based interface. The network works successfully with an implementation of one sensor mote.

In a nutshell, it's a system of battery-powered sensor modules (aka motes using TinyOS) that communicate with each other over a low-power RF link. They observe humidity, light, and temperature data. They then transmit this data to a gateway mote, which is connected to a PC. The PC receives all of the environmental data and stores it in a mySQL database. A user can then access this data via a web browser, which connects to a web server which calls a web program to retrieve and analyze the raw data.

For a better description, check out the Downloads - Documentation section for files that describe the system in much more detail!

THE MISSION OF WISENET is to enable wireless sensor networks that meet current and future requirements on functionality, size, cost, endurance, reliability, energy handling, sensitivity and security to provide monitor information from its environment to the user, possibly over the Internet. The three main goals of the Center are:

  • to become one of the leading multidisciplinary centers on wireless sensor networks in the world,
  • to provide prototypes and other top level research results for further commercialization by industrial/other partners to strengthen their competitiveness,
to create new study programs on WSNs for PhD and Master students as well as to providespecialized courses for industry