Challenges, applications and future of wireless sensors in Internet of Things: a review

Jamshed, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Kamran ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5301-9125, Abbasi, Qammer H., Imran, Muhammad Ali and Ur-Rehman, Masood (2022) Challenges, applications and future of wireless sensors in Internet of Things: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal . ISSN 1530-437X [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2022.3148128)

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Abstract

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: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 34637
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Depositing User: Kamran Ali
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 14:53
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34637

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