Towards a Wireless Sensor Network Platform for the Internet of Things
Source: Queens Presbyterian Church
This paper describes a WSN platform architecture uniquely designed and implemented for the Internet of Things (IoTs). The paper elaborates on all the architectural design decisions and challenges across the three major divisions of the platform, that is, the middleware, hardware, and network layer. The result of this research is a unique WSN platform, Sprouts, which is rugged, cost effective, versatile, open source, and multi-standard WSN platform that offers a step forward towards interoperable WSN platforms for the IoTs. Sprouts' architecture leverages state of the art technologies in hardware and network standards and builds upon the authors' module-oriented DREAMS middleware architecture.