To measure real-time data over a large area, we need many sensors planted in representative locations and seamlessly sending back field measurements. A Wireless Sensor Network(WSN) makes the best solution.
The sensor node basically has sensors attached to it which take reading every interval of time. The repeater node forwards the data towards the manager node. Adding redundant repeaters makes the network more robust and resilient to failures. The Gateway will help to transfer the data at the cloud/PC
The Wireless Sensor Node can be configured as a data logging, repeater or manager node. This state of the art product combines the latest in ultra-low power wireless and computing, allowing for a quick deployment of massive-scale, distributed sensor networks for measurement and control. It incorporates a highly-configurable system-on-chip, 16-bit PIC Microcontroller, with industry-leading, ultra reliable, IPv6-based, low-power true-mesh wireless sensor network technology. It interfaces any digital or analog sensor with its unique array of configurable system blocks allowing for signal acquisition and processing, enabling monitoring and control with high accuracy, high bandwidth, and high flexibility. It hosts an Industry leading IEEE802.15.4-compliant radio chip by Dust Networks® allowing for multi-year long battery life on a pair of AA batteries.
Note: The Single node can be configured as a sensor node, Repeater node & the Gateway.
By using LabVIEW software to design your wireless sensor network system, you benefit from the rapid development of graphical programming for your entire solution. With LabVIEW, you can use the same graphical programming approach to create the node intelligence; develop desktop or embedded real-time applications that perform data logging, processing, and alarming; and take advantage of Amazon Web services that provide access to your application from any Web-enabled device