Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS)
Administrative Home Department
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Committee Member 1
Michael C. Roggemann
Committee Member 2
Warren F. Perger
Evaluation of theoretical innovation in field experiments plays an important role for research in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs). During the experiments, the problems of power consumption, costs, and assembly of underwater nodes concern researchers all the time. This project develops a host board for an UWSNs field experiment system. This host board solves the above problems by deploying power management module, utilizing cheap and low power consumption chips (Raspberry Pi and MSP430), and rationalizing layout.
The main functions of the host board include battery monitoring, on-board DC converters, remotely power supply control, data ports bridge, and pluggable module for power supply and data ports. Experiments performed after the project prove that the host board could perfectly adapt to the underwater environment and also is applicable for many other field experiment systems.
Huang, He, "A HOST BOARD DESIGN FOR AN EXPERIMENT SYSTEM OF UNDERWATER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2017.