Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks

As the size, cost, power, and communication latency of wireless sensor nodes continues to decrease, wireless sensor networks have the potential to be used in a variety of new and interesting ways. In this project we aim to demonstrate applications and use cases that are possible with small, low power, and low latency networks; for example, collecting high- resolution personal telemetry via products with embedded sensor networks, networked autonomous robotic systems, smart buildings, and industrial process control. While this project utilizes custom 15mmx15mm wireless sensor nodes, current state of the art wireless nodes are built on a single piece of silicon only a few cubic millimeters in volume. This continued miniaturization will allow for truly ubiquitous sensor and actuator networks.


  • Craig B. Schindler
  • Daniel S. Drew
  • Brian Kilberg


  • Kristofer S. J. Pister