Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been gaining growing interest in the past years, which has resulted in many proposals of their new applications. The main tasks of a sensor network include not only monitoring and measuring certain phenomena, but also delivering gathered data. Hence, every single node needs to be a wireless router aside from being only a simple sensing device. The idea and the attributes of a Wireless Sensor Network require designers to apply different techniques than those hitherto used in wired as well as in wireless networks. The dynamic progress in the field of WSNs entails the need of creating simulators that have more specific capabilities.