ÜV4 - Wireless Sensor Networks: Status and Trends

Gerhard Fischerauer & Ralf Stöber
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are distributed systems comprising a (possibly large) number of intelligent, energetically self-sufficient sensors communicating by radio waves. With them, the vision of an “intelligent environment” created by man could come true. The present contribution gives an overview of the fundamental challenges to be overcome when wireless sensor networks are to be realized, of the state of the art, and of current trends.