Wireless Sensor Networks and Beyond: A Case Study on Transport and Logistics

L. Evers, M.J.J. Bijl, M.J.J. Bijl, Mihai Marin Perianu, Raluca Marin Perianu, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Wireless Sensor Networks provide opportunities even outside their usual application domain of environmental monitoring. In this paper we present a case study on the use of Wireless Sensor Networks for the control and management of transport and logistics processes. In this study nodes will track all activities, and check for errors that might occur in the process of handling and distributing goods. The nodes will be programmed to warn when errors occur, and keep an activity record of the entire process. An overview of the current situation, and the errors that occur therein, is given. A system architecture is described that can solve or reduce the current problems by incorporating a Wireless Sensor Network in the process.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    No.05-26
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • EWI-729
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP5/34734
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • METIS-228781
    • IR-54525
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/004270

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    Evers, L., Bijl, M. J. J., Bijl, M. J. J., Marin Perianu, M., Marin Perianu, R., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2005). Wireless Sensor Networks and Beyond: A Case Study on Transport and Logistics. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 05-26). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).