Abstract

Advances in hardware and wireless network technologies have created low-cost, low-power, multifunctional miniature sensor devices. These devices make up hundreds or thousands of ad hoc tiny sensor nodes spread across a geographical area. These sensor nodes collaborate among themselves to establish a sensing network. A sensor network can provide access to information anytime, anywhere by collecting, processing, analyzing and disseminating data. Thus, the network actively participates in creating a smart environment.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

MANET; ad hoc networks; ad hoc sensor nodes; data dissemination; geographical area; hierarchical sensor network; land mobile radio; low-cost sensor devices; low-power sensor devices; mobile ad-hoc networks; multifunctional miniature sensor devices; sensing network; sensor networks; sensors; wireless network technologies

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0278-6648

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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