RFID – the emerging battery free sensor that find numerous applications RFID will fully replace bar codes in WALMART stores by 2010 Active/Passive Tags Read only/writable tags Used in smart cards, smart homes etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMjukYHibzM
BandUnlicensed FrequencyWavelengthClassical Use LF125-134.2KHz2400 meters Animal tagging and keyless entry. HF13.56MHz22 meters UHF 865.5-867.6MHz () 915MHz ( ) 950-956MHz() 32.8 centimeters Smart cards, logistics, and item management ISM2.4GHz12.5 centimeters Item management  Table taken from RFID Applications, Security, and Privacy, Simson Garfinkel and Beth Rosenberg.
Design of an RFID system RFID based metro-pass RFID augmented photo album RFID based exam hall supervision RFID based smart-home for elderly care
Toronto down-town gets Wi-Fi coverage How to make use of this for revenue generation? Parking control using Wi-Fi Traffic info-management using Wi-Fi Inexpensive VOIP phone using Wi-Fi Energy meters using Wi-Fi Special purpose opportunistic networks
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is calling for: § 800,000 smart meters to be installed by December 31, 2007 and § The installation of smart meters for all Ontario customers by December 31, 2010. Ontario will be the first, full-scale smart meter system in North America. There are several smart meter pilots running in Ontario now. Hydro Ottawa has started conducting its pilots last spring. Past students who worked on this are now with Hydro One
Distributed power generation and micro grids have drastically transformed the electric power grid management and control Communications play major role in power system management Design of a wireless communication scheme for power system control
A thief will first cut the telephone line before attempting a burglary Most current systems will fail in this case What about a system that uses wireless network for emergency contact when dead telephone line is detected Brainstorm