Abstract

Distributed wireless sensor networks (WSN) are being proposed for various applications including defense, security, and smart stages. The introduction of hardware wireless sensors in a signal processing education setting can serve as a paradigm for data acquisition, collaborative signal processing, or simply as a platform for obtaining, processing, and analyzing real-life real-time data. In this paper, we present a software interface that enables the Java-DSP (J-DSP) visual programming environment to communicate in a two-way manner with a wireless sensor network. This interface was developed by writing nesC code that enables J-DSP to issue commands to multiple wireless sensor motes, activate specific transducers, and analyze data using any of the existing J-DSP signal processing functions in real time. A series of exercises were developed to provide hardware experiences to signals and systems and DSP undergraduate students. The interface, the exercises, and some preliminary assessment results are discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE 12th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 4th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop
Pages311-315
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE 12th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 4th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSPWS - Moose, WY, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2006Sep 27 2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE 12th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 4th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSPWS
CountryUnited States
CityMoose, WY
Period9/24/069/27/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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