By Topic

Exploiting edge capability for wireless sensor networking

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Shiwen Mao ; Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL ; Hou, Y.T. ; Min-You Wu

As considerable progress is being made in wireless sensor networking, it is envisioned that sensor nodes will be on the cubic millimeter scale, posing stringent constraints on the processing, communication, and storage capabilities of sensor nodes. While it is important to continue pursuing novel algorithms and protocols to squeeze the most out of the existing design space (sensor nodes), it is equally important to explore a new design paradigm for future sensor networks to reduce the complexity burden on sensor nodes. We propose to exploit capabilities at the network edge (i.e., an edge-based approach). We overview existing approaches to this end and present a novel edge-based routing protocol, called BeamStar, as a case study. We show that exploiting edge capability provides a new dimension of freedom for wireless sensor networking, and is effective in relieving the processing, communication, and storage requirements of sensor nodes.

Published in:

Wireless Communications, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )