Authors: Michal Wodczak
Addresses: Telcordia Technologies, Inc., ul. Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
Abstract: Both the concept of cooperative transmission and the notion of autonomicity have emerged recently as the key elements of the future networked systems. Cooperative transmission allows for extending the transmission range achievable by power-constrained devices thanks to the use of their neighbours being able to reach more distant destination nodes. Autonomicity in turn enables a networked system to behave like a living organism and self-manage without any explicit need for an external intervention. Each of these ideas is highly applicable to wireless sensor networks in terms of conserving energy and improving transmission capabilities to facilitate smooth and durable system operation.
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; green WSNs; cooperative transmission; virtual antenna arrays; autonomic networking; optimised link state routing protocol; space-time block coding; wireless networks; network self-management; energy consumption; energy efficiency; energy saving.
International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2011 Vol.10 No.1/2, pp.83 - 93
Published online: 26 Jun 2011 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article