Underground WSN

Underground Wireless Sensor Networks for Distributed Sensing of Buried Infrastructure
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Period: 10/01/10-09/31/11
(PI: Dr. Kerop Janoyan)

NSF EAGER funding obtained to investigate translation of sub-1GHz terrestrial wireless sensor network technology to underground applications. Project will utilize recent advances in chip transceiver sensitivity and selectivity improvements as well as chip-based RF front-ends to extend communication ranges. The study will examine the influence of soil composition and moisture on absorption losses as well as the relative effect of modulation formats on transmission characteristics.