Practical Deployments of Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey
Sensor networks are becoming one of the most used technologies in the people lives. Although there are several surveys about sensor networks, almost all of them focus on theoretical basis with little simulations. Some studies only explain where this kind of networks can be used, without details on how they can be applied. This paper classifies applications of wireless sensor networks and describes real implementations. There is not any survey like the one presented in this paper. The target is to complement the existing surveys, by presenting details on real implementations in order to understand how these networks run, and how they are designed, maintained and operated.