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Concept for Floating and Submersible Wireless Sensor Network for Water Basin Monitoring

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It will show the feasibility of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) devoted to monitoring water basin, river, lake, and sea both on the surface and in depth. The swarm of floating probes can be programmed to periodically sink some tens of meters below the surface, collecting data, characterizing water properties and then coming to the surface again. The life span of the probes may be assured by an on-board power supply or through batteries recharged by solar cells. The basic idea of the WSN is reported together with a detailed analysis of the operational constraints, the energy requirements, and the electronic and mechanical discussion.

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Allegretti, M. (2014) Concept for Floating and Submersible Wireless Sensor Network for Water Basin Monitoring. Wireless Sensor Network, 6, 104-108. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2014.66011.

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