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A Decade of Wireless Sensing Applications: Survey and Taxonomy

  • Felix Jonathan OppermannEmail author
  • Carlo Alberto Boano
  • Kay Römer
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Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Abstract

The popularity of low-power wireless sensors increased significantly in the last decade, triggering a golden era for wireless sensor network research and development. During the early years of the twenty-first century, wireless sensor network applications have evolved from small demonstrations with a lifetime of only a few hours to complete systems made up of hundreds of tiny wireless nodes deployed in a wide variety of settings, ranging from harsh and remote environments to residential buildings and clinical units. This survey gives an overview of the most relevant applications of wireless sensor network applications deployed during the last ten years, and classifies them using a novel taxonomy that aims to help identifying relevant programming constructs and run-time services. With more than 60 applications reviewed, ranging from military and civilian surveillance to tracking systems, from environmental and structural monitoring to home and building automation, from agriculture and industrial settings to health care, this survey will serve as a reference to guide researchers and system designers.

Keywords

Applications Survey Taxonomy Wireless sensor networks 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions for improving this manuscript. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grand agreement n\(^{\circ }\) 258351 (makeSense: Easy Programming of Integrated Wireless Sensor Networks), n\(^{\circ }\) 224053 (CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence), and n\(^{\circ }\) 317826 (RELYonIT: Research by Experimentation for Dependability on the Internet of Things).

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  • Felix Jonathan Oppermann
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  • Carlo Alberto Boano
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  • Kay Römer
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer EngineeringUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

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