Real-Time and Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Wireless Automation Applications

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Executive Summary

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) represent one of the candidate solutions in the field of wireless technologies for improving the efficiency and reducing the installation time and costs of large-scale industrial automation systems. The application of WSNs in industrial environment poses strict requirements in terms of energy efficiency, scalability, reliability, and timeliness. Moreover, the fulfillment of these requirements is made more challenging by the implicit unreliability and unpredictability of the radio channel. This paper describes three applications developed by the "Wireless Sensor Systems" (WSS) group at Aalto University in the context of real-time and reliable WSNs for wireless automation.

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