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A Survey of the approach in Connecting Wireless Sensor Networks to the Internet

by Hend Bayoumi, Hesham A. Ali, Labib Mohammed
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 178 - Number 48
Year of Publication: 2019
Authors: Hend Bayoumi, Hesham A. Ali, Labib Mohammed

Hend Bayoumi, Hesham A. Ali, Labib Mohammed . A Survey of the approach in Connecting Wireless Sensor Networks to the Internet. International Journal of Computer Applications. 178, 48 ( Sep 2019), 30-41. DOI=10.5120/ijca2019919410

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author = { Hend Bayoumi, Hesham A. Ali, Labib Mohammed },
title = { A Survey of the approach in Connecting Wireless Sensor Networks to the Internet },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Sep 2019 },
volume = { 178 },
number = { 48 },
month = { Sep },
year = { 2019 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 30-41 },
numpages = {9},
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) considered as one of the most interesting and probably the most researched areas in the field of distributed applications in the last decade. The distinctive architecture of WSNs contributed to install it in an extensive range of the most industrial applications such as surveillance, monitoring, predicted, and automated control systems which can facilitate in bridging the divide between user requirements and technologies. On the other hand, WSNs face several challenges such as dynamic topology, power consumption, fault tolerance, scalability, and security. The main objective of this paper is to introduce the basic concepts and characteristics of the WSNs, applications, challenges, and recent research directions. Moreover, in this paper a comparative analysis and discussion of the most recent interworking approaches like gateway-based, overlay-based, and outlining a set of challenges will be introduced. Also, the future direction of the different approaches for connecting WSN to the Internet will be discussed.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Gateway Internet of things IOT IOT Architecture IP-enabled wireless sensor networks TCP/IP Networks WSN