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—We consider reliable communications in Body Area Networks (BAN), where a set of nodes placed on human body are connected using wireless links. In order to keep the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) as low as possible for health safety reasons, these networks operate in low transmit power regime, which however, is known to be error prone. It has been observed(More)
—Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have attracted growing interest in the last decade as an infrastructure to support a diversity of ubiquitous computing and cyber-physical systems. However, most research work has focused on protocols or on specific applications. As a result, there remains a clear lack of effective, feasible and usable system architectures(More)
In this paper, we analyze and describe the achievable performance of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) testbed platform, which has been deployed at the Center of Excellence DEWS (University of L'Aquila, Italy) for positioning applications, and which is implemented using CC2431 sensor nodes developed by Texas Instruments® (TI)/Chipcon. In particular, we(More)
SUMMARY This paper describes a new industrial case on automation, for large-scale systems with high environmental impact: the mining ventilation control systems. Ventilation control is essential for the operation of a mine in terms of safety (CO and NO x regulation) and energy optimization. We first discuss a novel regulation architecture, highlighting the(More)
—The IEEE 802.15.4 standard has been attracting strong interest, but in the academic community so far very little research related to the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC has been evaluated experimentally, with real hardware under realistic conditions. This is mainly due to the fact that a stable, open-source IEEE 802.15.4 MAC implementation has been unavailable for a(More)
—In recent contributions [1], [2], we have provided a comparative analysis of various optimization algorithms, which can be used for atomic location estimation, and suggested an enhanced version of the Steepest Descent (ESD) algorithm, which we have shown to be competitive with well–known distributed localization algorithms in terms of estimation accuracy(More)
In the new era of connectivity, marked by the explosive number of wireless electronic devices and the need for smart and pervasive applications, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications are an emerging technology that enables the seamless device interconnection without the need of human interaction. The use of M2M technology can bring to life a wide range of(More)