Design issues and applications of wireless sensor networks

  • M C Ndinechi
  • F K Opara


This paper discusses the emerging protocol of environmental monitoring using tiny wireless sensor motes known as “smart dusts”, which have been made possible by advances in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, wireless communications and digital electronics. Design considerations for the hardware and the topology necessary to realize these networks were evaluated. Potential application areas to justify huge investment in research into this area were equally highlighted. The paper concludes by giving brief description of some researches already going on in this area.

IJONAS Vol. 3 (1) 2007: pp. 1-10

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