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Towards Successful Commercialization of Wireless Sensor Networks: Technical and Business Aspects

Anurag D 1, * 
Abstract : Successful commercial deployments of wireless sensor networks have been few in number in the almost 10 years of active research. Through numerous discussions with academicians, industry stalwarts and with people directly affected by a sensor deployment, we have identified three aspects critical for a successful business application of wireless sensor networks. A deployment strategy of randomly dispersing as many sensors as possible in the area to be monitored is hardly an acceptable solution because of its unbounded cost impli-cations. Further, such mesh networks cannot provide guaranteed k-fault toler-ance. Pre deployment topology study is thus mandatory and there is a need to develop an optimization scheme on the number of nodes needed to satisfy sens-ing, connectivity, fault tolerance, lifetime and throughput requirements. Such optimization schemes lead to a hierarchical topology. The second aspect of our work is to develop a zero configuration routing scheme for the above developed hierarchical topology which makes deployment easy, is fault tolerant and does not suffer from the count to infinity problems. Finally, we look at pricing a wireless sensor based solution and develop a business model that justifies the investment both for the client and the venture capitalists.
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Submitted on : Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 11:48:40 PM
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Anurag D. Towards Successful Commercialization of Wireless Sensor Networks: Technical and Business Aspects. PhD-NOW, David Coudert, Sep 2008, Sophia Antipolis, France. ⟨inria-00315787⟩



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