Heterogeneity in Large Scale Low-Power Ad-Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless sensor networks have recently become a growing area of research and development due to the tremendous number of applications that can greatly benefit from such systems. In the past the majority of research efforts have implicitly assumed homogenous networks. While this is true of certain applications, in this paper the author will motivate the use of heterogeneous wireless sensor networks, provide some example applications from the author current research where homogeneity is clearly the incorrect model, illustrate some issues the authors have encountered with heterogeneity in wireless sensor networks, review previous work related to these issues, and finally present a detailed description and approach to the issue of routing in high-throughput applications operating on low-bandwidth wireless platforms.

Provided by: University of Wisconsin Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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