Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Application Domains

Application Domains

We believe that it is necessary to validate proposition with analysis, simulations and real experimentations. In order to achieve this, we will focus on three specific targets which are:

The relationship between objectives and platforms are underlined in Figure 6 . It is clear that JITS platform is the ideal platform to support our experimentations.

Figure 6. Objectives vs Platforms.
Smartcards Sensor motes COM platform
1.1 Dynamical customization XX-
1.2 Communication stack optimization XXX
2.1 Position-based algorithms -XX
2.2 Hardware-software optimizations --X

We will also explore these problems in two new application domains which are (i) sensor and actuator networks – also called SANET – and (ii) wireless mesh networks.

In SANET, we consider active nodes in a sensor network denoted as actuators and the whole network will support the breakthrough functionality, which is necessary for massively deployed heterogeneous sensor networks pervading our everyday life. We envision actuators as independent participants in the network, e.g. , autonomous robots or other devices capable of acting upon their environment. They are resource rich nodes that can autonomously move and affect the sensor network operations, either by being a mobile data sink or actively inserting, removing, and relocating sensor nodes. Moreover, actuator nodes can perform actions on the environment, based on the sensed environment and some intelligent decision logic. For example, they can turn on water sprinklers to stop assumed fire when high temperature reports are received from nearby sensors.

The second application domain is wireless mesh networks which are similar to wireless LAN (typically WIFI) where access points are connected with wireless link. Some access point in the network are connected to internet – these nodes are called gateway. The network works like an ad hoc network or a hybrid wireless network where nodes are fixed and where traffic is massively directed to the gateways (like in wireless sensor networks).


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