WiSeR SUMS stands for Wireless Sensor Networks and RFID for Scalable and Ubiquitous Monitoring System. It utilizes the Ubiquitous Computing techniques, in particular WSN and RFID, in the design and prototype implementation of a scalable-ubiquitous monitoring system. This covers the design of the solar energy option for the sensor nodes, the integration of the RFID readers with the wireless nodes, the implementation of the related networking protocols, the design of the data management modules, and the design of the housing and packaging of the sensor nodes and RFID tags. The system addresses a wide range of key aspects such as accuracy of sensed data, network scalability, fault tolerance, data aggregation, remote access of information, and information security.

WiSeR SUMS covers a wide range of disciplines such as electrical and electronic engineering, computer science and engineering, and information systems. It has the potential to broaden the state of the art in these disciplines. The proposed system is modular in the sense that its components are cohesive yet loosely coupled to each other. This will result in a system with components that are easy to manage, scale, and upgrade.

The broader impact of the proposed project is that its system will be applicable to a wide range of applications that require a variety of sensed phenomena and different monitoring and tracking concerns. Monitored objects can be people, animals, plants, or assets. WiSeR SUMS is expected to result in the development of new solutions for many problems that are difficult to solve with traditional means. The implementation of the proposed system will provide an increased safety and efficiency for the operations of these applications. Examples of such applications are monitoring and tracking pilgrims, patients, or plants for Hajj season, medical care, and agriculture fields respectively.  The project will also prepare the participant students for careers in industry and academia.

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