Een Cross-Layer Raamwerk voor Heterogene Draadloze Sensor Netwerken (CLAWS)
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are currently evolving to a new generation of larger networks, supporting a heterogeneous set of nodes, shifting from solutions for a specific application to generalized sensor network solutions that support multiple applications, with varying communication needs. A single WSN should be capable to simultaneously support many diverse applications, each of them having its own QoS requirements.
Hence, there is a need for generic network and middleware WSN solutions which are capable to support many diverse applications over an integrated wireless sensor network. WSN solutions should be at the same time energy-efficient, scalable, user-friendly, cost-effective and support QoS.
The main objective of the CLAWS project is to develop a cross-layer WSN framework that optimally exploits modularity of and cross-layer interactions between the different building blocks of this framework in order to support heterogeneity, scalability, energy-efficiency, QoS and mobility.