Performance Comparison of Multi Agent Platforms in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
multi agent systems, wireless sensor networks, performance comparison
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17651Local ID: IDE1159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-17651DiVA: diva2:526299
Subject / course
Computer Systems Technology
Pignaton, Edison, Phd.
Larsson, Tony, Professor