Sensors 2011, 11(4), 4137-4151; doi:10.3390/s110404137

Bioinspired Principles for Large-Scale Networked Sensor Systems: An Overview

Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, Building 1521, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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Received: 17 January 2011; in revised form: 21 March 2011 / Accepted: 23 March 2011 / Published: 7 April 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioinspired Sensor Systems)
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Abstract: Biology has often been used as a source of inspiration in computer science and engineering. Bioinspired principles have found their way into network node design and research due to the appealing analogies between biological systems and large networks of small sensors. This paper provides an overview of bioinspired principles and methods such as swarm intelligence, natural time synchronization, artificial immune system and intercellular information exchange applicable for sensor network design. Bioinspired principles and methods are discussed in the context of routing, clustering, time synchronization, optimal node deployment, localization and security and privacy.
Keywords: sensors networks; biologically inspired computing; swarm intelligence; ant colony optimization (ACO); particle swarm optimization (PSO); natural time synchronization; artificial immune system (AIS); intercellular information exchange

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Hylsberg Jacobsen, R.; Zhang, Q.; Skjødeberg Toftegaard, T. Bioinspired Principles for Large-Scale Networked Sensor Systems: An Overview. Sensors 2011, 11, 4137-4151.

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Hylsberg Jacobsen R, Zhang Q, Skjødeberg Toftegaard T. Bioinspired Principles for Large-Scale Networked Sensor Systems: An Overview. Sensors. 2011; 11(4):4137-4151.

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Hylsberg Jacobsen, Rune; Zhang, Qi; Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Thomas. 2011. "Bioinspired Principles for Large-Scale Networked Sensor Systems: An Overview." Sensors 11, no. 4: 4137-4151.

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