Quality of Service (QoS) Provisions in Wireless Sensor Networks and Related Challenges
Source: Scientific Research Publishing
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are required to provide different levels of Quality of Services (QoS) based on the type of applications. Providing QoS support in wireless sensor networks is an emerging area of research. Due to resource constraints like processing power, memory, bandwidth and power sources in sensor networks, QoS support in WSNs is a challenging task. In this paper, the authors discuss the QoS requirements in WSNs and present a survey of some of the QoS aware routing techniques in WSNs. They also explore the middleware approaches for QoS support in WSNs and finally, highlight some open issues and future direction of research for providing QoS in WSNs.