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.
M. Tubaishat and S. K. Madria, "Sensor Networks: An Overview," IEEE Potentials, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2003.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/MP.2003.1197877
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
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