Sensory Life in Sensory World

Mohammad Samadi Gharajeh*
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
Periodicity:January - March'2017
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jwcn.5.4.13557

Abstract

In the recent decades, sensors have affected on our life in various fields, including research activities, standardization procedures, and industrial investments. Various types of sensors (e.g., pressure, temperature, and humidity) can be used in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to design and implement some of the important applications, such as environmental monitoring, healthcare systems, and military issues. WSNs consist of the low-power, large-scale, and low-cost sensor nodes. The nodes measure phenomena data (e.g., smoke density) to transmit the measured data to a center (e.g., sink or base station). Routing, security, and fault tolerance are some of the crucial challenges in sensor networks. This paper describes various physical features and key usages of the popular sensors. Furthermore, three WSNs applications in monitoring, healthcare, and military are considered subsequently. Since sensor localization and data mining are two important topics in WSNs, their categories and characteristics are addressed too. Evaluation results show the performance of sensor networks compared to radio-frequency identification (RFID) in terms of utilization, purpose, components, mobility, power supply, programmability, and deployment. Besides, some of the WSNs simulators are compared to each other in terms of computation time and memory usage.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Sensors, Environmental Monitoring, Healthcare Systems, Military Usages

How to Cite this Article?

Gharajeh, M.S. (2017). Sensory Life in Sensory World. i-manager’s Journal on Wireless Communication Networks, 5(4), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.26634/jwcn.5.4.13557

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