PowWow is a hardware platform for wireless sensor networks (WSN) and its associated software infrastructure. As the main constraint in WSN is energy consumption, both are specifically designed to be very energy efficient:
As a consequence, PowWow requires a lighter hardware system than ZigBee to be processed (memory usage is less than 10kb), the lifetime of WSN is increased, and the price per node is decreased.
Currently some demo applications are provided (a temperature monitoring and a motion tracking for mobile node) and PowWow is already used in several research projects (CAPTIV, SVP, GEODES).
In order to optimize the network regarding a particular application, PowWow offers the following extra features:
A typical Wireless Sensor Network
|All Powwow components are released in public domain (GPL version 3).|