High Fidelity and Multi-Modal Light Sensing Module for Wireless Sensor Networks [Demonstration]

NESL Technical Report #: 2006-4-4


Abstract: We will show our new light sensing module, the Illumimote, for wireless sensor networks. Our Illumimote is an intelligent, high fidelity and multi-modal wireless light sensing board compatible with the Mica platforms. In the demo, performance of the Illumimote comparable to a commercial light meter and color meter (as used by professional cinematographers) will be demonstrated by measuring incident various light intensities and color temperature settings and comparing with reference measurements with a commercial light meter and color meter. The Illumimote also has situational sensing capabilities (estimation of incident light angle and board attitude) and they will be shown in the demo. To demonstrate the performance and capabilities of our Illumimote, a couple of lights will be set up in the demo with MicaZ wireless sensor nodes and a laptop base station. Using the light sources, various light and color intensities are generated. The status of the Illumimote is displayed on the GUI visualization interface in real time.

Publication Forum: The Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2006)

Date: 2006-04-08

Place: Nashville, TN

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Demonstration