Situation Awareness Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks

TitleSituation Awareness Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsR. Roman, J. Lopez, and S. Gritzalis
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Date PublishedApril
ISSN Number0163-6804

A wireless sensor network should be able to operate for long periods of time with little or no external management. There is a requirement for this autonomy: the sensor nodes must be able to configure themselves in the presence of adverse situations. Therefore, the nodes should make use of situation awareness mechanisms to determine the existence of abnormal events in their surroundings. This work approaches the problem by considering the possible abnormal events as diseases, thus making it possible to diagnose them through their symptoms, namely, their side effects. Considering these awareness mechanisms as a foundation for high-level monitoring services, this article also shows how these mechanisms are included in the blueprint of an intrusion detection system.

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