QoS in Wireless Sensor Networks

QoS in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ghalib A. Shah (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan), Shaleeza Sohail (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan) and Faisal B. Hussain (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-101-6.ch106
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been envisioned as a new and effective means for creating and deploying previously unimaginable applications. These networks generally have the capabilities of observing the physical phenomena, communication, data processing and dissemination. Limited resources of sensor nodes like energy, bandwidth and processing abilities, make these networks excellent candidates for incorporating QoS framework. The possible applications of WSNs are numerous while being diverse in nature which makes analyzing and designing QoS support for each application a non-trivial task. At the same time, these applications require different type of QoS support from the network for optimum performance. A single layer cannot address all these issues, hence, numerous researchers have proposed protocols and architectures for QoS support at different network layers. In this chapter, the authors identify the generic QoS parameters which are usually supported at different layers of WSNs protocol stack and investigate their importance in different application models. A brief overview of significant research contribution at every network layer is provided. It is worthwhile to mention that same QoS parameter may be supported at multiple layers, hence, adequate selection of suitable mechanism would be application’s choice. On the other hand, it is quite possible that a single QoS parameter, such as energy conservation or real-time delivery, can be efficiently supported through interaction of multiple layers. It is difficult, if not impossible to optimize multi layer QoS architecture. Hence, a number of researchers have also proposed the idea of cross layer architecture for providing QoS support for a number of sensor applications, which is also discussed in this chapter. At the end, the authors highlight the open research issues that might be the focus of future research in this area.
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are emerging as one of the most effective mechanism to sense, collect, process and disseminate physically dispersed information. Small sensing devices provide flexibility and ease of deployment as well as self configuring wireless networks for communication. Advances in sensor hardware resulted in a huge number of different type of sensors like: thermometers, barometers, moisture gauges, motion and glass break detectors, RFID access control badges and so many more (Conner et al., 2004). Most importantly, the economy of this type of solution is responsible for development of a huge number of applications in this area. Following are few of the interesting applications of WSNs:

  • Habitat monitoring requires access to the remote area which may not be safe and/or feasible to be accessed regularly for data collection. WSNs provide a robust and safe alternative and hence, a large number of such applications have developed in last few years (Szewczyk et al., 2004; Polastre et al., 2004).

  • Environmental observation and forecasting systems have benefited a lot with the emergence of WSNs as the means to sense, monitor, model and forecast the physical processes like rain fall, flooding, temperature changes, pollution etc.

  • Disaster management is the area that has emerged as the perfect candidate for applying WSN technology. Monitoring, assistance and management provided by a WSN based disaster management system provides critical information without risking human lives.

  • Surveillance and security in buildings and secure areas can be provided by WSNs. Motion tracking sensors are perfect to detect intruders as provide required services round the clock.

  • Military applications like battlefield assistance, troop management and enemy tracking are one of the driving forces behind the success of WSNs.

In addition to the above mentioned possibilities, the applications in the area of WSN are unlimited and are emerging everyday. Before going into further details, a brief and simple introduction of WSN is provided here. WSNs are essentially composed of a large number of small sensing devices, deployed in an ad-hoc manner to collectively sense a physical phenomenon (Tilak et al., 2002). The sensor nodes disseminate the collected data after limited processing to the sink node using wireless technology. The sink node can have the ability to query sensor nodes for any information. The exterior networks are connected to the sink node which enables these networks to collect data from WSN.

The following sets of distinguishing features of WSNs are responsible for a tremendous amount of research in this area (Wang et al., 2006):

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Chapter 1
Dimitrios G. Stratogiannis, Georgios I. Tsiropoulos, John D. Kanellopoulos, Panayotis G. Cottis
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4G Wireless Networks: Architectures, QoS Support and Dynamic Resource Management
Chapter 2
Ricardo Marcelín-Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Ruiz-Sánchez, Mauricio López-Villaseñor, Victor M. Ramos-Ramos, Carlos E. Moreno-Escobar, Manuel E. Ruiz-Sandoval
Localization is a fundamental challenge of wireless sensor networks in many applications because a set of nodes must be aware of individual... Sample PDF
A Survey on Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks
Chapter 3
Jaime Lloret, Miguel Garcia, Hugo Coll, Miguel Edo
Sensor networks are one of the most powerful technologies applied to control and supervising systems. They are present in almost all environments... Sample PDF
Wireless Sensor Networks and Systems
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Han-Chieh Chao, Chi-Yuan Chang, Chi-Yuan Chen, Kai-Di Chang
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Survey of Cross-Layer Optimization Techniques for Wireless Networks
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S. Guo, T.D.C. Little
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Video Delivery in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Ghalib A. Shah, Shaleeza Sohail, Faisal B. Hussain
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QoS in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Isabelle Augé-Blum, Fei Yang, Thomas Watteyne
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Real-Time Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Data Broadcast Management in Wireless Communication: An Emerging Research Area
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This chapter considers the problem of data gathering in correlated wireless sensor networks with distributed source coding (DSC), and virtual... Sample PDF
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Chapter 51
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Chapter 52
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An Advanced and Secure Symbian-Based Mobile Approach for Body Sensor Networks Interaction
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Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance
Chapter 54
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Chapter 58
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Does Wi-Fi, the Internet, the mobile phone, satellite communication, the I-Pod, flat screen television, wireless devices, Skype, Face Book, Twitter... Sample PDF
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Chapter 59
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High speed wireless networks and mobile and web-based services are changing the way we, as consumers of information, communicate, learn, do business... Sample PDF
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Chapter 60
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The rapid diffusion of mobile and wireless technologies is transforming agricultural development globally. In South Africa, rural e-government... Sample PDF
Mobile Agriculture in South Africa: Implementation Framework, Value-Added Services and Policy Implications
Chapter 61
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An Investigation into the Use of Pervasive Wireless Technologies to Support Diabetes Self-Care
Chapter 62
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Chapter 63
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Chapter 64
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Advances in embedded computing systems have resulted in the emergence of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), which provide unique opportunities for... Sample PDF
The Outdoor Wireless Healthcare Monitoring System for Hospital Patients Based on ZigBee
Chapter 65
Keith B. Hopper, Carol L. Johns
The enormous U.S. medical industry is a rich laboratory and think tank for technology integration. Higher education in the medical industry is... Sample PDF
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Chapter 66
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The chapter draws on a case study method using factor and regression analysis to interpret the questionnaire responses about the uses of wireless... Sample PDF
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Chapter 79
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Advanced Scheduling Schemes in 4G Systems
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Dulal C. Kar, Hung L. Ngo, Clifton J. Mulkey, Geetha Sanapala
It is challenging to secure a wireless sensor network (WSN) because its inexpensive, tiny sensor nodes do not have the necessary processing... Sample PDF
Advances in Security and Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks
Chapter 109
Mingyan Li, Krishna Sampigethaya, Radha Poovendran
This chapter describes potential roles of trust in future aviation information systems. The next-generation air transportation systems are... Sample PDF
Certificate-Based Trust Establishment in eEnabled Airplane Applications: Challenges and Approaches