CAIRN - 2013

Section: Application Domains

Wireless Sensor Networks

Sensor networks are a very dynamic domain of research due, on the one hand, to the opportunity to develop innovative applications that are linked to a specific environment, and on the other hand to the challenge of designing totally autonomous communicating objects. Cross-layer optimizations lead to energy-efficient architectures and cooperative techniques dedicated to sensor networks applications. In particular, cooperative MIMO techniques are used to decrease the energy consumption of the communications.