Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of Cyprus
Most of the currently deployed wireless sensor networks applications do not require performance control. The goal of the GINSENG project is sensor networks that meet application-specific performance targets, in particular with respect to latency and reliability. The authors present scenarios within the GALP oil refinery where the system will be deployed and some initial technical insights with respect to deterministic communication. Research on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has mainly been focused on protocols and architectures for applications in which network performance assurances are not considered essential, such as agriculture and environmental monitoring. However, for many important areas, such as plant automation and health monitoring, performance assurances are crucial, especially for metrics such as delay and reliability.