A communication architecture and programming abstractions for real-time embedded sensor networks

T. Abdelzaher, J. Stankovic, S. Son, B. Blum, T. He, A. Wood, Chenyang Lu

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Abstract

Data distribution in embedded real-time sensor networks requires new protocols and programming environments that achieve time-sensitive message delivery and provide useful abstractions to the application programmer Attainment of these goals requires changes to multiple layers of the communication protocol stack. In this paper, we review a protocol suite developed by the authors for data communication in embedded sensor networks. It takes into account time constraints and exports attribute-based connections that are tightly integrated with properties of the monitored environment. A programming language is described that allows external physical objects to be represented as first class abstractions in the computing System. The language facilitates writing monitoring applications. The system was implemented on a prototypical sensor network based on MICA motes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages220-225
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769519210, 9780769519210
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003 - Providence, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence
Period5/19/035/22/03

Keywords

  • Computer languages
  • Data communication
  • Monitoring
  • Physics computing
  • Programming environments
  • Programming profession
  • Protocols
  • Sensor phenomena and characterization
  • Time factors
  • Writing

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