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An Embedded Multi-Agent Systems Based Industrial Wireless Sensor Network

Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary 610674, AB, Canada
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Sensors 2017, 17(9), 2112; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17092112
Received: 9 August 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 7 September 2017 / Published: 14 September 2017
With the emergence of cyber-physical systems, there has been a growing interest in network-connected devices. One of the key requirements of a cyber-physical device is the ability to sense its environment. Wireless sensor networks are a widely-accepted solution for this requirement. In this study, an embedded multi-agent systems-managed wireless sensor network is presented. A novel architecture is proposed, along with a novel wireless sensor network architecture. Active and passive wireless sensor node types are defined, along with their communication protocols, and two application-specific examples are presented. A series of three experiments is conducted to evaluate the performance of the agent-embedded wireless sensor network. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; multi-agent systems; embedded agents; distributed intelligent sensing and control wireless sensor networks; multi-agent systems; embedded agents; distributed intelligent sensing and control
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Taboun, M.S.; Brennan, R.W. An Embedded Multi-Agent Systems Based Industrial Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors 2017, 17, 2112.

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