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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11400-11413; doi:10.3390/s101211400

An Efficient Management System for Wireless Sensor Networks

1,3,*  and 4
1 Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 2 Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan 3 Department of Applied Geoinformatics, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan, Taiwan 4 Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University Hualien, Taiwan
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Received: 21 October 2010 / Revised: 16 November 2010 / Accepted: 9 December 2010 / Published: 13 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Wireless sensor networks have garnered considerable attention recently. Networks typically have many sensor nodes, and are used in commercial, medical, scientific, and military applications for sensing and monitoring the physical world. Many researchers have attempted to improve wireless sensor network management efficiency. A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based sensor network management system was developed that is a convenient and effective way for managers to monitor and control sensor network operations. This paper proposes a novel WSNManagement system that can show the connections stated of relationships among sensor nodes and can be used for monitoring, collecting, and analyzing information obtained by wireless sensor networks. The proposed network management system uses collected information for system configuration. The function of performance analysis facilitates convenient management of sensors. Experimental results show that the proposed method enhances the alive rate of an overall sensor node system, reduces the packet lost rate by roughly 5%, and reduces delay time by roughly 0.2 seconds. Performance analysis demonstrates that the proposed system is effective for wireless sensor network management.
Keywords: wireless sensor network; management system; fault management; performance management; configuration management; SNMP wireless sensor network; management system; fault management; performance management; configuration management; SNMP
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Ma, Y.-W.; Chen, J.-L.; Huang, Y.-M.; Lee, M.-Y. An Efficient Management System for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 11400-11413.

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