The Tenet Architecture for Tiered Sensor Networks

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In this paper, the authors have shown that the Tenet architecture simplifies application development for tiered sensor networks without significantly sacrificing performance. By constraining multi-node fusion to the master tier, Tenet also benefits from having a generic mote-tier that does not need to be customized for applications. The Tenet system is able to run applications concurrently, and their collections of tasklets support data acquisition, processing, monitoring, and measurement functionality. Many interesting research directions remain: energy management, support for mobile elements, network congestion control, extending the task library to incorporate a richer tasklet set, and so forth.