Date Added: Jun 2012
Sensor networks are a kind of ad hoc networks. Sensors enable machines to capture and observe characteristics of physical objects and features of natural incidents. Most of the current efforts on sensor networks are focused on networking and service development for various applications, but less on processing the emerging data. Sensor networks generate immense amount of data, which requires advanced analytical processing and interpretation by machines. Processing and interpretation of huge amounts of heterogeneous sensor data and utilizing a coherent structure for this data is an important aspect of a scalable and interoperable sensor network architecture.