International Journal of Computer Applications
Self-Configuration is the core capability that supports Self management in Autonomic computing. An Autonomic computing promises to solve hardware and software evolution problems in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In case of WSNs the consumption of memory is limited and hence the research focus is to maximize the performance, to improve the Quality of Service (QoS).The basic sensor node architecture in a wireless sensor network consists of sensing unit, transceiver unit, processing unit and memory unit along with the power supply module. Due to the basic nature of the sensor network applications being surveillance, there is a possibility that these networks will be deployed in a remote environment without human intervention. Also the sensor nodes are battery powered tiny devices with limited memory capacity.