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Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart and Secure Homes

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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October 19, 2019

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Wireless Technology

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Computing and Information Technology

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Afsaneh Minaie Utah Valley University

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Afsaneh Minaie is a Professor and Chair of Engineering Department at Utah Valley University. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include gender issues in the academic sciences and engineering fields, Embedded Systems Design, Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Nanotechnology, Data Mining and Databases.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Utah Valley University

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy is a professor of Computer Science Department at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. His research focuses on diverse areas such as: Database Design, Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and Machine Learning.

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Kyle Joseph Wheelhouse Utah Valley University

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Kyle Wheelhouse is currently in the second of three locations working as a rotational software engineer with Legrand North America in New Jersey. He received his BS degree in Computer Engineering from Utah Valley University. His research interest includes Wireless Sensor Networks, and Home Automation Solutions.

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Wireless Sensor Network Senior Design Projects in Computer Engineering Program Abstract Recent, advances in wireless networks and electronics have led to the emergence of Wireless Sensor networks (WSNs). These networks consist of small battery–powered motors with limited computation and radio communication capabilities. Each sensor in a sensor network consists of three subsystems: the sensor subsystem which senses the environment, the processing subsystem which performs local computations on the sensed data, and the communication subsystem which is responsible for message exchanges with neighboring sensors. WSNs comprise tiny wireless computers that sense, process, and communicate environmental stimuli, including temperature, light, and vibration. WSN is an active area of research with numerous applications. It is an environment that enables communications with sensors through the microcontroller. The sensor network environment is being applied in areas including environmental control and controlling of devices at home. Educational excellence requires exposing students to the current edge of research. To ensure that student projects are along the same trajectory that the industry is moving, educators must continually introduce emerging techniques, practices, and applications into the curriculum. The field of wireless sensor networks is growing rapidly, and there is increasing interest in providing students with a foundation in the area. It is crucial that the emerging field of wireless sensor networks be integrated into the computer science and engineering curriculums. This paper will present several senior design projects in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks.

Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R., & Wheelhouse, K. J. (2019, June), Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart and Secure Homes Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33564

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