Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN): An Overview

  • Nnaemeka Chiemezie Onuekwusi Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Chinedu Reginald Okpara Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Keywords: Wireless Sensor networks, challenges, transmission technologies, simulators, applications


The plethora of research and development efforts on Wireless Sensor Networks is an indication that the technology has emerged an active research area in recent times. In this paper, a review of this intelligent technology is undertaken. Its working mechanisms, merits, challenges, transmission technologies, simulating tools and applications are considered. The paper concludes with a clear conviction that a sound knowledge of the basics of this technology is a sine qua non to research and development of the technology.


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