Wireless Sensing and Actuation
Low-power wireless sensors and actuators enable
much richer measurement and control of physical processes
than what is affordable with wired systems. Issues that
arise with wireless sensing and actuation include at least:
- data models for distributed sensor data;
- localization (positioning in space) of sensors and actuators; and
- time synchronization, which enables coordinated sleep and wakeup times, and also enables time-stamping of sensor data with globally meaningful time stamps.