A biologically-inspired approach to designing wireless sensor networks

Matthew Britton, Venus Shum, Lionel Sacks, Hamed Haddadi

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Abstract

In this paper, we contend that there are significant advantages in treating some classes of sensor networks as biological-like systems-both in structural design characteristics and in operational processes. We show how this design process leads to a sensor network system that is robust to topological changes, is scaleable and self-organising - and has a number of other desirable features. The operating system kOS was designed to support the operation of distributed biologically-inspired algorithms, in order to accomplish tasks in a sensor network system. We look at the design of kOS and analyse its performance. The work presented has been implemented in an environmental monitoring project, and has applications in other areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages256-266
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2nd European Workshop onWireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2005 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 31 Jan 20052 Feb 2005

Other

Other2nd European Workshop onWireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2005
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period31/1/052/2/05

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Keywords

  • Biological algorithms
  • Operating systems
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Britton, M., Shum, V., Sacks, L., & Haddadi, H. (2005). A biologically-inspired approach to designing wireless sensor networks. 256-266. Paper presented at 2nd European Workshop onWireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2005, Istanbul, Turkey. https://doi.org/10.1109/EWSN.2005.1462018