JACK-ON: A low-cost wireless sensor interface

Barry Moon, Sacha Atkinson

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JACK-ON is a wireless sensor interface using sine tone oscillators. Sensor resistances alter oscillator frequencies or amplitudes, and the audio output of oscillators is sent through a generic wireless audio transceiver. The wireless audio receiver is plugged into the computer's sound card, where oscillator frequencies and amplitudes are analyzed in software. Thus, analog to digital conversion is achieved through the sound card in the computer receiving the audio signal. It is hoped that this method provides a cheap and robust wireless sensor transmission solution. In this paper, we look at some design issues and early results gathered from the JACK-ON system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2005
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2005 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Sep 5 2005Sep 9 2005


OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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