Sensor location is an essential component of instrumented wildfire monitoring. Each mote is equipped with a Leadtek GPS receiver.

Photo of a mote equipped with the GPS receiver.

Following deployment, the mote's fixed global position (GGA) is recorded and stored locally.

Some GPS results

Multi-hop Routing Protocol

The initial implementation of FireBug uses MH6 for the self-organizing network routing protocol. Motes route data to the base station using radio link reliability.
Surge displays the topology of the network.

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