Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network Platforms

  • Jukka Suhonen
  • Mikko Kohvakka
  • Ville Kaseva
  • Timo D. Hämäläinen
  • Marko Hännikäinen


Wireless sensor network (WSN) is a technology comprising even thousands of autonomic and self-organizing nodes that combine environmental sensing, data processing, and wireless multihop ad-hoc networking. The features of WSNs enable monitoring, object tracking, and control functionality. The potential applications include environmental and condition monitoring, home automation, security and alarm systems, industrial monitoring and control, military reconnaissance and targeting, and interactive games. This chapter describes low-power WSN as a platform for signal processing by presenting the WSN services that can be used as building blocks for the applications. It explains the implications of resource constraints and expected performance in terms of throughput, reliability and latency.


Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Mobile Node Medium Access Control Network Lifetime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jukka Suhonen
    • 1
  • Mikko Kohvakka
    • 2
  • Ville Kaseva
    • 1
  • Timo D. Hämäläinen
    • 1
  • Marko Hännikäinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Suntrica LtdSaloFinland

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