Wireless Sensor Networks : Computer Networks

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Research paper Topic: Wireless Sensor Networks
Sridevi Veluru
CSCI – 570 – Advanced Computer Networks
Prof Mark McGinn 10/10/2016

Introduction
With the recent technological advancements of smaller sensor devices enabling ubiquitous sensing capabilities and driven by the adoption of global standard technologies, Wireless Sensor networks (WSN) are evolving as one of the most significant technologies of 21st century (Ruiz-Garcia, Lunadei, Barreiro, & Robla, 2009). Though wired networks provide more stable and reliable communication, sensor networks with dense wireless networks of small, low cost sensors collecting and disseminating environment data has facilitated monitoring and controlling of physical environments from remote locations with better accuracy. Moreover, with the unique characteristics of flexibility, energy efficiency, distributed intelligence, low cost and most importantly with very good monitoring capabilities Wireless sensor networks serve wide range of applications in various fields such as remote environmental monitoring, home security, industry applications, military purposes such as target tracking along with preparing a ubiquitous computing environment (Ruiz-Garcia et al., 2009).
In this paper, I will mainly focus on analyzing and evaluating the current Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). This paper starts with an overview on fundamentals of wireless sensor networks, thus providing the necessary background required for understanding their…

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