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Performance Comparison of Multi Agent Platforms in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The technology for the realization of wireless sensors has been available for a long time, but due to progress  and  development  in  electrical  engineering  such  sensors  can  be  manufactured  cost effectively  and  in  large  numbers  nowadays.  This  availability  and  the  possibility  of  creating cooperating  wireless  networks  which  consist  of  such  sensors  nodes,  has  led  to  a  rapidly  growing popularity  of  a  technology  named  Wireless  Sensor  Networks  (WSN).  Its  disadvantage  is  a  high complexity in the task of programming applications based on WSN, which is a result of its distributed and  embedded  characteristic.  To  overcome  this  shortcoming,  software  agents  have  been  identified as  a  suitable  programming  paradigm.  The  agent  based  approach  commonly  uses  a  middleware  for the execution of the software agent. This thesis is meant to compare such agent middleware in their performance in the WSN domain. Therefore two prototypes of applications based on different agent models are implemented for a given set of middleware. After the implementation measurements are extracted  in  various  experiments,  which  give  information  about  the  runtime  performance  of  every middleware in the test set.  In the following analysis it is examined whether each middleware under test  is  suited  for  the  implemented  applications  in  WSN.  Thereupon,  the  results  are  discussed  and compared with the author’s expectations. Finally a short outlook of further possible development and improvements is presented.

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multi agent systems, wireless sensor networks, performance comparison
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Embedded Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17651Local ID: IDE1159OAI: diva2:526299
Subject / course
Computer Systems Technology
Available from: 2012-05-22 Created: 2012-05-11 Last updated: 2012-05-22Bibliographically approved

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