What Is a Wireless Sensor Network?
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Fraisse, Clyde W., Janise McNair, and Thiago Borba Onofre. 2018. “What Is a Wireless Sensor Network? AE521, 1/2018”. EDIS 2018 (1). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ae521-2018.


A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a system designed to remotely monitor and control a specific phenomenon or event. This new 2-page fact sheet discusses the advantages that the WSN has over traditional stand-alone sensors and controllers, power consumption and conservation, and WSN technologies. Written by Clyde Fraisse, Janise McNair, and Thiago Borba Onofre, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, January 2018. 

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