1967

REMBASS Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System

1978

Distributed Sensor Networks for Aircraft Detection

Lincoln Labs Lacoss

1992

RAND Workshop Future Technology Driven Revolutions in Military Conflict. concepts behind Smart Dust emerge

1993-1996

DARPA ISAT studies many WSN ideas and applications discussed. Deborah Estrin leads one of the studies.

1994

LWIM - Low Power Wireless Integrated Microsensors UCLA, Bill Kaiser

1997

Smart Dust proposal written UCB, Kris Pister

1998

Seth Hollar makes wireless mouse collars

1999

Endeavour project proposed by Randy Katz, David Culler

 

PicoRadio project started by Jan Rabaey

2000

Crossbow begins selling Berkeley motes

2001

Lotsa demos

2002

Dust, Ember, Millennial, Sensicast founded

2003

IEEE 802.15.4 standard published

Moteiv (now Sentilla) founded

2004

Zigbee 1.0 standard ratified

 

TSMP 1.1 shipping

2005

Arch Rock founded

2006

Zigbee 2006 standard ratified

 

802.15.4-2006 standard ratified

2007

Wireless HART standard ratified

 

RFC4944 published