QoS Challenges and Opportunities in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks

Xia, Feng (2008) QoS Challenges and Opportunities in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks. Sensors, 8(2), pp. 1099-1110.


A wireless sensor/actuator network (WSAN) is a group of sensors and actuators that are geographically distributed and interconnected by wireless networks. Sensors gather information about the state of physical world. Actuators react to this information by performing appropriate actions. WSANs thus enable cyber systems to monitor and manipulate the behavior of the physical world. WSANs are growing at a tremendous pace, just like the exploding evolution of Internet. Supporting quality of service (QoS) will be of critical importance for pervasive WSANs that serve as the network infrastructure of diverse applications. To spark new research and development interests in this field, this paper examines and discusses the requirements, critical challenges, and open research issues on QoS management in WSANs. A brief overview of recent progress is given.

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ID Code: 13805
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: wireless sensor/actuator network, quality of service, service, oriented architecture, communication protocol, self, management, power management
ISSN: 1424-8220
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Computer Communications Networks (100503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Feng Xia
Copyright Statement: Copyright 2008 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:00

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