In-Motes EYE: A Real Time Application for Automobiles in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless sensor networks have been identified as one of the key technologies for the 21st century. In order to overcome their limitations such as fault tolerance and conservation of energy, we propose a middleware solution, In-Motes. In-Motes stands as a fault tolerant platform for deploying and monitoring applications in real time offers a number of possibilities for the end user giving him in parallel the freedom to experiment with various parameters, in an effort the deployed applications to run in an energy efficient manner inside the network. The proposed scheme is evaluated through the In-Motes EYE application, aiming to test its merits under real time conditions. In-Motes EYE application which is an agent based real time In-Motes application developed for sensing acceleration variations in an environment. The application was tested in a prototype area, road alike, for a period of four months.

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D. Georgoulas and K. Blow, "In-Motes EYE: A Real Time Application for Automobiles in Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2011, pp. 158-166. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2011.35018.

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