Sensor Network Platform and Operating Systems

Authored by: Xinheng (Henry) Wang , Shancang Li

Handbook of Sensor Networking

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  January  2015

Print ISBN: 9781466569713
eBook ISBN: 9781466569720
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Platform is defined as “a standard for the hardware of a computer system, which determines what kinds of software it can run” by Oxford Dictionary. As its definition implies, a platform defines the hardware and software of a system, also a standardized solution to the problems. The platform of wireless sensor network (WSN) is, therefore, a system of standardized hardware and software that enables sensing and wireless networking. This makes sensing and networking the two most important components in WSNs.

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