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A Survey on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks

IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
ICBEST - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
R. V. Kshirsagar
A. B. Jirapure

R V Kshirsagar and A B Jirapure. Article: A Survey on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks. IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012 ICBEST(1):6-9, October 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {R. V. Kshirsagar and A. B. Jirapure},
	title = {Article: A Survey on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {ICBEST},
	number = {1},
	pages = {6-9},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have the potential of significantly enhancing our ability to monitor and interact with our physical environment. Wireless Sensor networks (WSN) are inherently fault-prone and the reliability of WSN is affected by faults that may occur due to various reasons such as malfunctioning hardware and software glitches, dislocation or environmental reasons. It is necessary for the WSN to be able to detect faults early and initiate appropriate recovery action to maintain the quality of service (QoS) of the wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we address these challenges by surveying existing fault detection and fault management approaches in WSN's. It is observed that the main challenge for management of WSN is to provide efficient and reliable fault tolerance (FT) mechanism while conserving the limited resources of the network.


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