WSN Deployments: Designing with Patterns

James Brusey, Elena Gaura, Roger Hazelden

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    Development of application-specific wireless monitoring systems can benefit from concept reuse and design patterns can form the enabling medium for such reuse. This paper proposes a set of five fundamental node-level patterns that resolve common problems when programming low-power embedded wireless sensing devices. The pattern set forms a framework that is aimed at ensuring simple and robust deployed systems. A qualitative evaluation is performed by identifying key design traits from several successfully deployed systems and linking these to elements of the framework.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE SENSORS
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9289-3, 978-1-4244-9288-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9290-9
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2012
    EventIEEE Sensors Conference 2011 - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Duration: 28 Oct 201131 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 10

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)1930-0395
    ISSN (Electronic)1930-0395


    ConferenceIEEE Sensors Conference 2011
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    • Common problems
    • Deployed systems
    • Design Patterns
    • Low Power
    • Pattern set
    • Programming methodology
    • Qualitative evaluations
    • Wireless monitoring system
    • Wireless sensing, Wireless sensor networks, Sensors


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