This introductory chapter describes various applications, scenarios, and models of wireless sensor and actuator networks. Problems at the physical, medium access, network, and transport layers as well as various tools needed to enable their functioning are identified. Various assumptions and metrics used in simulations and protocol descriptions are discussed. The chapter then describes ways of generating sensor and actuator networks based on widely accepted unit disk graph models. Finally, this chapter discusses solution approaches arising in sensor networks and advocates the use of localized protocols, where individual sensors and actuators make their decisions based on local knowledge.
|Title of host publication
|Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
|Subtitle of host publication
|Algorithms and Protocols for Scalable Coordination and Data Communication
|John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
|Number of pages
|Published - 16 Jun 2010
Scopus Subject Areas
- Single-hop wireless network-reaching BS for further processing of measured phenomena
- Wireless sensor and actuator network architectures
- Wireless sensor and actuator networks-applications, models, problems and solution strategies