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Design and Prospect of Anti-theft and Anti-destruction of Nodes in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things

Based on the serious fact of theft and destruction of solar insecticidal lamp (SIL) in a long time, the anti-theft and anti-destruction hardware system of SIL is designed (Fig.1), and unmanned aerial vehicle insecticidal lamp (UAV-IL) (Fig.2), as an auxiliary equipment, is added to realize the anti-theft and anti-destruction of SIL in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things (SIL-IoTs).

Kai Huang, Lei Shu*, Kailiang Li, Xing Yang, Yan Zhu, Xiaochan Wang, Qin Su. Design and Prospect of Anti-theft and Anti-destruction of Nodes in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things[J]. Smart Agriculture, 2021. DOI: 10.12133/j.smartag.2021.3.2.202102-SA034. (In Chinese with English abstract)

Optimal Deployment of Solar Insecticidal Lamps over Constrained Locations in Mixed-Crop Farmlands

Fan Yang, Lei Shu*, Yuli Yang, Guangjie Han, Simon Pearson, Kailiang Li. Optimal Deployment of Solar Insecticidal Lamps over Constrained Locations in Mixed-Crop Farmlands[J].  IEEE Internet of Things Journal, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3064043.

A Survey on Smart Agriculture: Development Modes, Technologies, and Security and Privacy Challenges

1) The development status of smart agriculture is summarized and classified into three typical development modes: precision agriculture, facility agriculture, and order agriculture. Furthermore, 7 key technologies and 11 key applications are
discussed.

2) Security and privacy countermeasures are summarized as (1) authentication and access control, (2) privacy-preserving, (3) blockchain-based solutions for data integrity, (4) cryptography and key management, (5) physical countermeasures, and (6) intrusion detection systems.

3) Potential security challenges of smart agriculture are highlighted and divided into two aspects: (1) agricultural production and (2) information technology.

4) Agricultural equipment will also affect the security strategy. For instance, it is suggested that high voltage discharge interference of Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things should be considered as attacks or have an impact on security strategy. We found that high voltage discharge interference has an impact on data acquisition from the results of our additional experiments in this paper. 

Xing Yang, Lei Shu*, Jianing Chen, Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Jun Wu, Edmond Nurellari, Kai Huang. A Survey on Smart Agriculture: Development Modes, Technologies, and Security and Privacy Challenges[J]. IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 2021, 8(2): 273−302.

Improved Coverage and Connectivity via Weighted Node Deployment in Solar Insecticidal Lamp Internet of Things

Fan Yang, Lei Shu*, Yuli Yang, Ye Liu, Timothy Gordon. Improved Coverage and Connectivity via Weighted Node Deployment in Solar Insecticidal Lamp Internet of Things.   IEEE Internet of Things Journal, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3050473.

Collaborative Industrial Internet of Things for Noise Mapping:Prospects and Research Opportunities

Exposure to environmental noise has harmful effects on human health from both physiological and mental aspects, such as annoyance, sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, or even permanent hearing impairment. This problem is further exacerbated in the industrial environments, where millions of workers are exposed to occupational noise. Therefore, noise mapping is essential and the first step to solve noise pollution problem.

However, either sound level meter-based measurement or computational model-based simulation, the two main noise mapping approaches at present, has its own limitations. To promote the development of noise mapping techniques, this article presents:

  • The framework of collaborative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for next-generation noise mapping, especially in industrial parks.
  • Moreover, other potential applications beyond noise mapping for smart factory are listed.
  • Lastly, the fundamental issues and suggestions for future research are discussed in detail.

Ye Liu, Lei Shu*, Zhiqiang Huo, Kim-Fung Tsang, Gerhard P. Hancke. Collaborative Industrial Internet of Things for Noise Mapping:Prospects and Research Opportunities.  IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 2021.

High Voltage Discharge Exhibits Severe Effect on ZigBee-based Device in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things

The main contributions are summarized as follows for many research communities, e.g., Internet of Things (IoTs), WSNs, reliability, and security:

1) If there is not a special design for a device that can release high voltage pulse discharge, we should not deploy the WSNs node nearby the device;

2) The use of the above device, as a method to attack WSNs, can lead to the abnormal working state.

[1] Kai Huang, Kailiang Li, Lei Shu*, Xing Yang. Demo Abstract: High Voltage Discharge Exhibits Severe Effect on ZigBee-based Device in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2020), July 7th-9th, 2020, Virtual Conference.

[2] Kai Huang, Kailiang Li, Lei Shu*, Xing Yang, Timothy Gordon, Xiaochan Wang*. High Voltage Discharge Exhibits Severe Effect on ZigBee-based Device in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things. IEEE Wireless Communications, 2020, 27(6): 140 – 145.(DOI:10.1109/MWC.001.2000082)

Photovoltaic Agricultural Internet of Things towards Realizing the Next Generation of Smart Farming

Kai Huang, Lei Shu*, Kailiang Li, Fan Yang, Guangjie Han, Xiaochan Wang*, Simon Pearson, Photovoltaic Agricultural Internet of Things towards Realizing the Next Generation of Smart Farming[J], IEEE Access, 2020, 8: 76300-76312.

From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0: Current Status, Enabling Technologies, and Research Challenges

Ye Liu, Xiaoyuan Ma, Lei Shu, Gerhard Hancke, Adnan M. Abu-Mahfouz, From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0: Current Status, Enabling Technologies, and Research Challenges[J]. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2020.

Internet of Things for Noise Mapping in Smart Cities: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions

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Ye Liu, Xiaoyuan Ma, Lei Shu, Qing Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhiqiang Huo, Zhangbing Zhou, Internet of Things for Noise Mapping in Smart Cities: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions[J]. IEEE Network, 2020.

A Partition-Based Node Deployment Strategy in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things

Fan Yang, Lei Shu*, Kai Huang, Kailiang Li, Guangjie Han, Ye Liu, A Partition-Based Node Deployment Strategy in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things[J]. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020, 7(11): 11223-11237.(DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.2996514)

Security and Privacy for Green IoT-based Agriculture: Review, Blockchain solutions, and Challenges

Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Lei Shu*, Xing Yang, Abdelouahid Derhab, and Leandros Maglaras, Security and Privacy for Green IoT-Based Agriculture: Review, Blockchain Solutions, and Challenges[J].  IEEE Access, 2020, 8: 32031-32053.

Characteristics analysis and challenges for fault diagnosis in solar insecticidal lamps Internet of Things

Xing Yang, Lei Shu*, Kai Huang, Kailiang Li, Zhiqiang Huo, Yanfei Wang, Xinyi Wang, Qiaoling Lu, Yacheng Zhang, Characteristics Analysis and Challenges for Fault Diagnosis in Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things[J], Smart Agriculture, 2020, 2(02): 11-27(In Chinese with English abstract)

Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things: Review and Open Research Issues

Kailiang Li, Lei Shu, Kai Huang, Yuanhao Sun, Fan Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhiqiang Huo, Yanfei Wang, Xinyi Wang, Qiaoling Lu, Yacheng Zhang. Research and Prospect of Solar Insecticidal Lamps Internet of Things[J]. Smart Agriculture, 2019, 1(3) : 13-28. (In Chinese with English abstract)