Exploring the raspberry Pi for data summarization in wireless sensor networks

Single board computers (SBCs) are a class of devices where the entirety of the computer is printed on a single circuit board. The Raspberry Pi is perhaps the most popular SBC on the market today. The Raspberry Pi version 3 (1.2 Ghz A53 CPU, 2 GB of RAM), and the Raspberry Pi Zero W (1.0 Ghz ARM11 CPU, 512 MB RAM), cost $35.00 and $10.00 respectively, and both include integrated wireless and Bluetooth. Unlike microcontrollers, SBCs are fully functioning computers with more memory and processing power than the typical sensor. Their powerful System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors make SBCs good candidates for at-node data summarization tasks in a wireless sensor network [1]. Reducing data transfer in a wireless sensor network is critical for energy efficiency and improved latency [2]. In this poster, we explore the viability of a wireless sensor network composed of Raspberry Pis for video and audio summarization tasks. Our contributions include a i.) novel sensor and gateway node design and ii.) a user interface implemented as an Android App.
Computer systems organization, Hardware, Embedded and cyber-physical systems, Communication hardware, interfaces and storage
Andrés Alejos, Matthew Ball, Connor Eckert, Michael Ma, Hayden Ward, Peter Hanlon, and Suzanne J. Matthews. 2018. Exploring the raspberry Pi for data summarization in wireless sensor networks: poster. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium and Bootcamp on Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS '18). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 18, 1. https://doi.org/10.1145/3190619.3191679