An architecture for building self-configurable systems

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Abstract

Developing wireless sensor networks can enable information gathering, information processing and reliable monitoring of a variety of environments for both civil and military applications. It is however necessary to agree upon a basic architecture for building sensor network applications. This paper presents a general classification of sensor network applications based on their network configurations and discusses some of their architectural requirements. We propose a generic architecture for a specific subclass of sensor applications which we define as self-configurable systems where a large number of sensors coordinate amongst themselves to achieve a large sensing task. Throughout this paper we assume a certain subset of the sensors to be immobile. This paper lists the general architectural and infra-structural components necessary for building this class of sensor applications. Given the various architectural components, we present an algorithm that self-organizes the sensors into a network in a transparent manner. Some of the basic goals of our algorithm include minimizing power utilization, localizing operations and tolerating node and link failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages63-73
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0780365348, 9780780365346
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Event1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2000 → …

Publication series

Name2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000

Other

Other1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/11/00 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Subramanian, L., & Katz, R. H. (2000). An architecture for building self-configurable systems. In 2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000 (pp. 63-73). [869214] (2000 1st Annual Workshop on Mobile and Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHOC 2000). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MOBHOC.2000.869214