Sensor Management Model Using Multi-agent in Small-Area Sensor Networks
In sensor networks, each sensor has very limited capability in battery life and processing power. This problem can be solved by employing a middleware system which can reduce the load of each sensor to expend the each sensor’s battery life and provide the proper control of the sensed data. In this paper, we propose a middleware model using multi-agent for small-area sensor networks. This model is focused on three functions such as data aggregation, network topology management, and sensor’s state control. With this model, the sensors need not to care of the data routing and the applications need not to care how the sensors are connected each other and how the necessary sensing data can be obtained. With this model, more flexible sensor based system can be constructed easily.
KeywordsSensor Network Data Aggregation Network Manager Battery Life Service Interface
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