Smart Dust Sensors in Window Cleaners for Environmental Information Gathering
Does it make sense to put smart dust into window cleaner buckets, squirt bottles or on squeegees for distribution onto interior and exterior windows? Why would we do that you ask? Well perhaps we wish to help better acclimate the inside of the building to an ideal temperature?
Perhaps we wish to enhance indoor cellular phone reception? Maybe we wish to help judge wind speed outside buildings, sample the weather or collect information on environmentally friendly quality in the area or outside?
Why windows? Why not coat the complete building with the smart dust? Indeed that is another concept worth thought. Embed the smart dust in to the paint or building coatings.
By putting the smart dust sensors on the windows we are able to have a very flat surface to use as an excellent platform and the nodes or motes utilized by the smart dust to communicate can indeed work better from outside and inside through windows.
Also the smart dust can collect energy from sunlight if on the inside of the windows and therefore be generally duty free from a power standpoint. What lengths is such technology away?
Well currently smart dust might actually look like dust on the window so, currently it is too big to use, however in the future this can not be the case at all. dust sensor In the future the smart dust will undoubtedly be microscopic in nature and ideal for this application. Consider all of this in 2006.