Operating System Support for Data Acquisition in Sensor Networks

Provided by: Federal University of Santa Catarina
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Due to modularity and heterogeneity in wireless sensor networks sensing devices, a sensor application developed for a given platform will seldom be portable to a different one, unless the run-time support systems on those platforms deliver mechanisms that abstract and encapsulate the sensor platform in an adequate manner. In this paper, the authors propose a software/hardware interface that is able to abstract families of sensing devices in a uniform fashion. They define classes of sensing devices based on their finality (e.g. sensing acceleration and sensing temperature) and establish a common substrate for each class.

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