WaveScope: A signal-oriented data stream management system

Lewis Girod, Kyle Jamieson, Yuan Mei, Ryan Newton, Stanislav Rost, Arvind Thiagarajan, Hari Balakrishnan, Samuel Madden

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13 Scopus citations


WaveScope is a data management and continuous sensor data system that integrates relational database and signal processing operations into a single system. WaveScope is motivated by a large number of signal-oriented streaming sensor applications, such as: preventive maintenance of industrial equipment; detection of fractures and ruptures in various structures; in situ animal behavior studies using acoustic sensing; network traffic analysis; and medical applications such as anomaly detection in EKGs. These target applications use a variety of embedded sensors, each sampling at fine resolution and producing data at high rates ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of samples per second. Though there has been some work on applications in the sensor network community that do this kind of signal processing (for example, shooter localization [5], industrial equipment monitoring [4], and urban infrastructure monitoring [2]), these applications are typically custombuilt and do not provide reusable high-level programming framework suitable for easily building new signal processing applications with similar functionality. This poster shows how WaveScope supports these types of application in a single, unified framework, providing both high run-time performance and easy application development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSenSys'06
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSenSys'06: 4th International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2006Nov 3 2006

Publication series

NameSenSys'06: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems


OtherSenSys'06: 4th International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Continuous-query
  • Data management system
  • Embedded sensing
  • Signal processing


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