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This paper describes the design and implementation of a unique WSN platform specifically researched to monitor the health conditions of the vibration screens used by Oil Sand operators in Canada. Previous to WSN, wired sensing solutions have been attempted for this project, but failed to sustain integrity in the harsh conditions imposed by the environment.(More)
This paper describes the application use of Sprouts, a modular plug-and-play (PnP) wireless sensor network (WSN) platform architecture, to monitor the reliability conditions of industrial equipment. The platform architecture was specifically designed to be rugged in order to survive harsh industrial environments with features such as versatile metallic(More)
This paper discusses the application use of our WSN platform called Sprouts to monitor the current erosion conditions and retrieval of lost shovel-teeth in the Oil Sands mining operations of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The modular architecture design of Sprouts allows us to customize the platform to monitor the thickness of shovel teeth and localize(More)
Monitoring the reliability of equipment in industrial environments requires the installation of wireless sensors inside such equipment. A common challenge associated with having a wireless sensor inside a metallic enclosure is hindered wireless signal propagation and reception. We design a wireless sensor platform for such industrial applications and test(More)
Configuring a WSN platform to work seamlessly for various applications is a desirable feature in WSN platforms. Such feature allows expedited design and deployment catering for new applications using existing platforms. This paper describes a Plug-and-Play (PnP) protocol which allows the customizing of WSN platforms for a broad range of applications using(More)
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