Supporting Cyber-Physical Systems with Wireless Sensor Networks: An Outlook of Software and Services
Number of Authors: 7
2013 (English)In: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, ISSN 0970-4140, Vol. 93, 441-462 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sensing, communication, computation and control technologies are the essential building blocks of a cyber-physical system (CPS). Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a way to support CPS as they provide fine-grained spatial-temporal sensing, communication and computation at a low premium of cost and power. In this article, we explore the fundamental concepts guiding the design and implementation of WSNs. We report the latest developments in WSN software and services for meeting existing requirements and newer demands; particularly in the areas of: operating system, simulator and emulator, programming abstraction, virtualization, IP-based communication and security, time and location, and network monitoring and management. We also reflect on the ongoing efforts in providing dependable assurances for WSN-driven CPS. Finally, we report on its applicability with a case-study on smart buildings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indian Institute of Science , 2013, 10. Vol. 93, 441-462 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-24243OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-24243DiVA: diva2:1043323