Fault-Tolerant Techniques for Wireless Sensor Network—A Comprehensive Survey

  • M. ShyamaEmail author
  • Anju S. Pillai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 65)


Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) has become closer to our day-to-day life and has boundless future potentials. As the demand and popularity increases, the responsibility to make the network more reliable also increases. These lead to the development of fault-tolerant WSN. Usually, WSNs are used for monitoring or controlling an unattended or hazardous area, which needs a highly reliable fault-tolerant system. A fault-tolerant system will continue its service even in the presence of a fault and has to detect the faults and recover the system from the failure. Thus, a fault-tolerant system has a lot of requirements. The focus of this paper is on exploring various fault-tolerant techniques for WSN. This paper examines the exigency of developing a fault-tolerant wireless sensor network and elucidates the mode of attaining a fault-tolerant WSN.


Fault-tolerant techniques Fault recovery techniques Fault detection techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of EngineeringAmrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreIndia

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