Wireless Sensor Systems for Space and Extreme Environments: A Review

Habib F. Rashvand, Ali Abedi, Jose M. Alcaraz-Calero, Paul D. Mitchell, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
2014 IEEE Sensors Journal  
This is a complementary contribution from Guest Editors of the Special Issue, Wireless Sensor Systems for Space and Extreme Environments (SEE) so that the reader of this Special Issue is supplied with basic fundamental points for a better appreciation of the need for 'space and other extreme environments' which means barrier breaking applications and associated challenging technologies. The paper includes the scanning of the critical development of wireless sensor systems and associated
more » ... ng in three basic key areas of: (a) clarification of the fuzzy term of SEE that appears to be growing further with ambiguity and its role of directivity for future academic research activities, (b) positioning the 'wireless sensing' for its practical potential in future industrial prospective applications, and (c) highlighting significant problem areas facing wireless sensor systems and associated leading industries by example. It contains basic introductory definitions in Section 1, Section 2 briefs the networking aspects, and Section 3 looks at the synchronization issues. Then, Section 4 analyses the problem of spectrum sharing and interfering issues in space whilst Section 5 looks into the energy issues of SEE including medium access control as a way to reduce the use of scarce energy resources. Finally, Section 6 comes with a selective set of complementary typical examples leading to an encapsulating table with six groups of SEE based on the application scenarios and their working environments.
doi:10.1109/jsen.2014.2357030 fatcat:b7cgmsobqzblfirfnbb5tq6xpy