I. Downes, L. Baghaei Rad and H. Aghajan, Development of a Mote for Wireless Image Sensor Networks, COGIS 2006.


This paper presents the design of a new mote for distributed image sensing applications in wireless sensor networks. The processing and memory limitations in current mote designs are analyzed and a simple but powerful new platform is developed. The mote is based on a 32-bit ARM7 micro-controller operating at clock frequencies of up to 48 MHz and accessing up to 64 KB of on-chip RAM. An expansion interface is provided to support multiple mid- and low-resolution image sensors concurrently as well as traditional sensors. Wire- less communication is provided by the Chipcon CC2420 radio which operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and is compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. An integrated USB and serial debug interface allows simple programming and debugging of applications. The additional requirements of an image sensor mote are discussed along with a discussion of possible applications and research areas.


  author = {I. Downes, L. Baghaei Rad and H. Aghajan},
  title = {Development of a Mote for Wireless Image Sensor Networks},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of COGnitive systems with Interactive Sensors (COGIS)},
  year = {2006},