The MAGCLOUD wireless sensor network
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Initially, the aim of this project consisted in manufacturing some nodes for a wireless sensor network by hand. If this document concludes that they can be properly produced in the EETAC lab, the cost of a future large deployment using raw components would be much lower than in the case of acquiring the genuine factory assembled hardware. Also, the future students involved in the process could learn many useful advanced techniques along the way. The project ended sowing a future WSN concept, so powerful that even could end competing on the market. We designed an almost unlimited scalable platform in terms of range, number of nodes, connectivity and measuring capabilities that is 100% free, open and environment sustainable. We called this unique wireless magnitude acquisition cloud: THE MAGCLOUD. The whole system cannot be fully finished within the time and budget restrictions of a single PFC but slicing it into diverse future upgrades is a completely realistic approach. In this document, sticking to the original idea, we explain how to produce the functional hardware and software skeleton but also guide the reader on the future upgrades required to complete the MAGCLOUD system. During the realization of the project we found countless problems that luckily end up solved. Those are carefully treated so can be avoided in the future.