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Modular sensor network node

United States Patent

June 10, 2008
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A distributed wireless sensor network node is disclosed. The wireless sensor network node includes a plurality of sensor modules coupled to a system bus and configured to sense a parameter. The parameter may be an object, an event or any other parameter. The node collects data representative of the parameter. The node also includes a communication module coupled to the system bus and configured to allow the node to communicate with other nodes. The node also includes a processing module coupled to the system bus and adapted to receive the data from the sensor module and operable to analyze the data. The node also includes a power module connected to the system bus and operable to generate a regulated voltage.
Davis; Jesse Harper Zehring (Berkeley, CA), Stark, Jr.; Douglas Paul (Tracy, CA), Kershaw; Christopher Patrick (Hayward, CA), Kyker; Ronald Dean (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
10/ 960,298
October 6, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under government contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing in this invention to license others on reasonable terms.