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A biologically-inspired approach to designing wireless sensor networks

Britton, M.; Shum, V.; Sacks, L.; Haddadi, H.; (2005) A biologically-inspired approach to designing wireless sensor networks. In: Proceedings of EWSN 2005 : 2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, Istanbul, Turkey, 31 January- 2 February 2005. IEEE Computer Society Green open access

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In this paper, we contend that there are significant advantages in treating some classes of sensor networks as biological-like systems-- both in structural design characteristics and in operational processes. We show how this design process leads to a sensor network system that is robust to topological changes, is scaleable and self-organising--and has a number of other desirable features. The operating system kOS was designed to support the operation of distributed biologically-inspired algorithms, in order to accomplish tasks in a sensor network system. We look at the design of kOS and analyse its performance. The work presented has been implemented in an environmental monitoring project, and has applications in other areas.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A biologically-inspired approach to designing wireless sensor networks
ISBN: 0780388011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/EWSN.2005.1462018
Publisher version: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumb...
Language: English
Additional information: ©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: biological algorithms, operating systems, wireless sensor networks
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/930
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