Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems - SenSys '05 2005 DOI: 10.1145/1098918.1098928 View full text
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Joseph Polastre, Jonathan Hui, Philip Levis, Jerry Zhao, David Culler, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica

Abstract: Recent technological advances and the continuing quest for greater efficiency have led to an explosion of link and network protocols for wireless sensor networks. These protocols embody very different assumptions about network stack composition and, as such, have limited interoperability. It has been suggested [3] that, in principle, wireless sensor networks would benefit from a unifying abstraction (or "narrow waist" in architectural terms), and that this abstraction should be closer to the link level than t…

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