Date Added: Jan 2013
Wireless Sensor Networks is an emerging area of research. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) face lot of problems that do not arise in other types of wireless networks and computing environments. Limited computational resources, power constraints, low reliability and higher density of sensor nodes (motes) are just some basic problems that have to be considered when designing or selecting a new operating system in order to evaluate the performance of wireless sensor nodes (motes). In this paper, the authors focused on design issues, challenges and classification of operating systems for WSNs.