Challenges, applications and future of wireless sensors in internet of things: a review

Jamshed, M. A., Ali, K., Abbasi, Q. H. , Imran, M. A. and Ur Rehman, M. (2022) Challenges, applications and future of wireless sensors in internet of things: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 22(6), pp. 5482-5494. (doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2022.3148128)

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The addition of massive machine type communication (mMTC) as a category of Fifth Generation (5G) of mobile communication, have increased the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT). The sensors are one of the critical component of any IoT device. Although the sensors posses a well-known historical existence, but their integration in wireless technologies and increased demand in IoT applications have increased their importance and the challenges in terms of design, integration, etc. This survey presents a holistic (historical as well as architectural) overview of wireless sensor (WS) nodes, providing a classical definition, in-depth analysis of different modules involved in the design of a WS node, and the ways in which they can be used to measure a system performance. Using the definition and analysis of a WS node, a more comprehensive classification of WS nodes is provided. Moreover, the need to form a wireless sensor network (WSN), their deployment, and communication protocols is explained. The applications of WS nodes in various use cases have been discussed. Additionally, an overlook of challenges and constraints that these WS nodes face in various environments and during the manufacturing process, are discussed. Their main existing developments which are expected to augment the WS nodes, to meet the requirements of the emerging systems, are also presented.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Ur Rehman, Dr Masood and Jamshed, Dr Muhammad Ali and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Jamshed, M. A., Ali, K., Abbasi, Q. H., Imran, M. A., and Ur Rehman, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Sensors Journal
ISSN (Online):1558-1748
Published Online:31 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors Journal 22(6):5482-5494
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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