Jan M. Rabaey, M. Josie Ammer, Julio L. da Silva Jr., Danny Patel, Shad Roundy (UCB); PicoRadio Supports Ad Hoc Ultra-Low Power Wireless Networking; In IEEE Computer; 2000; 8 pages.
Teaser: One of the most compelling challenges of the next decade is the “last- meter” problem—extending the expanding data network into end-user data-collection and monitoring devices. PicoRadio supports the assembly of an ad hoc wireless network of self-contained mesoscale, low-cost, low-energy sensor and monitor nodes.
tl;dr → early a eighteen years ago; nearly one human generation ago.
- Pico Radio
- Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)
- University of California Berkeley (UCB)