Wireless sensor networks: a survey

  title={Wireless sensor networks: a survey},
  author={Ian F. Akyildiz and Weilian Su and Yogesh Sankarasubramaniam and Erdal Cayirci},
  journal={Computer Networks},
This paper describes the concept of sensor networks which has been made viable by the convergence of microelectro-mechanical systems technology, wireless communications and digital electronics. First, the sensing tasks and the potential sensor networks applications are explored, and a review of factors influencing the design of sensor networks is provided. Then, the communication architecture for sensor networks is outlined, and the algorithms and protocols developed for each layer in the… CONTINUE READING
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