Energy Conservation in Radiation Monitoring

R Rathna, A. SIVASUBRAMANIAN

Abstract


Radiation Monitoring is about monitoring a specific area for presence of radiation particles in the air. Ionizing radiations affect the genetic material (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid ( DNA) ) contained in our body. This will cause harmful genetic mutations that can be passed on to future generations. In the industries and power plants, radiation detectors are placed inside to continuously monitor and control the levels. But definitely there will be some radiation spread around those plants. A design of Wireless Sensor Networks with the Geiger-Muller Counter and Ultra Violet sensor is proposed in this paper. From the deployment site, the data has to reach the authorized users. For this Sensor Web Enablement (interfaces and services has to be enabled. In general all the Wireless Sensor Network applications need tiny sensor nodes to be randomly embedded in the target area. As the wireless Sensor Nodes are always energy hungry, it is a challenging process to retain their energy level for a long period. An energy efficient Medium Access Control schedule for the radio of the radiation monitoring sensor motes is also simulated. For efficiency in energy conservation, sleep / wake up scheduling is deployed which provides a systematic approach to adequate use of the nodes deployed and for minimizing replenishment of energy for the nodes.


Keywords


Radiations, Cluster, Energy efficiency, Schedule, Sensors, Radio

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