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An Appraisal of Wireless Sensor Networks: Profiles and Characters

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This paper presents an in-depth evaluation of Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Sensor Networks have been highlighted as the major component that enables the development of modern infrastructures, such as the Smart Grid. As part of an on-going edification process on the subject matter, this paper brings to fore the many important functions and components of Wireless Sensor Networks, including application areas, functional architectures, physical topological design, communication protocols, routing schemes and Wireless Sensor Network hardware capabilities.

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Ajayi, A. , Alese, B. and Adetunmbi, A. (2015) An Appraisal of Wireless Sensor Networks: Profiles and Characters. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 8, 312-328. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2015.88031.

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