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Vol. 130, Issue 7, July 2011, pp.38-47




Optimization of Energy Consumption of Rain Gauge Network Using MSG Infrared Image


Laboratoire d’Analyse et Modélisation des Phénomènes Aléatoires (LAMPA),

Department of Electronics, Mouloud Mammeri University (UMMTO),

Po. Box 17 RP 15000, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria

Email: mlahdir@yahoo.fr, mtahanout@gmail.com, larouche_67@yahoo.fr, ameursoltane@yahoo.com



Received: 26 June 2011   /Accepted: 22 July 2011   /Published: 29 July 2011

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Abstract: This paper details the development of an easy-to-use, ultra-low power wireless data logger incorporating a scalable, intelligent data collection and transmission topology for rain measurement. The design of gauges sensor node of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is accomplished using low consumption Microcontroller and electronics components operating with Zigbee wireless network technology. To optimize the rate consumption of the energy for each sensor, we propose a novel technique based on using, in real time, the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) infrared images to control the activation of the gauge sensors in the precipitation area. To reach this aim, we developed routing strategies for the Zigbee WSN. Some results of simulations are shown to illustrate the performance of our optimization strategies.


Keywords: Rain, Wireless, Lifetime, Zigbee, Meteosat


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