Date Added: Jul 2011
The emerging networking technologies have revolutionized the ways individuals and organizations exchange information and coordinate their activities. Another revolution in wireless technologies shall be witnessed; this will involve observation and control of the physical world. The availability of micro-sensors and low-power wireless communications will enable the deployment of densely distributed sensor/actuator networks for a wide range of biological, earth and environmental monitoring applications in marine, soil and atmospheric contexts. This paper provides an in-depth study of applying wireless sensor networks to real-world habitat monitoring.