Provided by: International Research Association of Computer Science and Technology (IRACST)
Date Added: Jun 2012
A wireless sensor network is a assortment of nodes structured into a cooperative network. It is a group of small sensor nodes and wireless communication capabilities. Each node consists of dispensation capability may contain multiple types of memory have an RF transceiver, have a power source (e.g., batteries and solar cells), and accommodate various sensors. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) consist of small nodes with sensing, computation, and wireless communications capabilities. Many routing, power management, and data dissemination protocols have been specifically designed for WSNs where energy awareness is an essential design issue.