Date Added: Aug 2009
Increased interest in wireless sensor networks by scientists and engineers is forcing wireless sensor networking research to focus on application requirements. Data is available as never before in many fields of study; practitioners are now burdened with the challenge of doing data-rich research rather than being data-starved. However, in situ sensors can be prone to errors, links between nodes are often unreliable, and nodes may become unresponsive in harsh environments, leaving to researchers the onerous task of deciphering often anomalous data. Presented here is the REDFLAG fault detection service for wireless sensor applications, a Run-timE, Distributed, Flexible, detector of faults, that is also Lightweight And Generic.