A Practical Survey on Wireless Sensor Network Platforms

Ghaida A. Al-Suhail, J. Mehdi, George Nikolakopoulos


In recent years, applications of wireless technologies can be seen everywhere in particular the applications of Internet of Things (IoT). The platforms at which wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are composed have witnessed great advances. In this article, a survey on WSN platforms and their characteristics such as hardware components, sensing capabilities, operating systems, programming languages, networking protocols, energy aspects, etc. is presented. A comparison between different platforms depending on their sizes, characteristics and capabilities, etc. is summarized and a selection according to specified application in different fields is also discussed.


Wireless Sensor Networks; Internet of Things; Platforms; Sensing; Operating Systems; Network Protocols

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22385/jctecs.v13i0.212