John Heidemann

Sensornets and the Next Big Thing

TitleSensornets and the Next Big Thing
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsJ. Heidemann

The last eight years have seen huge progress in sensornet technologies: small computers and sensors costing tens of dollars, tiny operating systems running in hundreds of bytes of memory, short-range radios consuming minimal power, and multi-hop networks covering local areas. As sensornet research continues, one tend is ``bigger'': more powerful computers and sensors, higher-level operating systems services, mixes of radio technologies, and wide-area networks connecting sensornets in global deployments. This talk will look at these trends in new applications, and explore what principles from small sensornets carry on.