QoS Challenges and Opportunities in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks

Feng Xia
2008 Sensors  
A wireless sensor/actuator network (WSAN) is a group of sensors and actuators that are geographically distributed and interconnected by wireless networks. Sensors gather information about the state of physical world. Actuators react to this information by performing appropriate actions. WSANs thus enable cyber systems to monitor and manipulate the behavior of the physical world. WSANs are growing at a tremendous pace, just like the exploding evolution of Internet. Supporting quality of service
more » ... QoS) will be of critical importance for pervasive WSANs that serve as the network infrastructure of diverse applications. To spark new research and development interests in this field, this paper examines and discusses the requirements, critical challenges, and open research issues on QoS management in WSANs. A brief overview of recent progress is given.
doi:10.3390/s8021099 pmid:27879755 pmcid:PMC3927516 fatcat:5gufgvm5abhvnnhbod2eely6xm