Mission-oriented middleware for sensor-driven scientific systems
© The Brazilian Computer Society 2011
Received: 25 October 2011
Accepted: 16 November 2011
Published: 2 December 2011
Coordinating the networks needed for modern scientific data collection and control presents a significant challenge: they are typically power- and resource-constrained, operating in noisy and hostile environments, and need to adapt their behaviour to match their operation to their sensed environment while maintaining the scientific integrity of their observations. In this paper, we explore several aspects of managing and coordinating sensor-driven systems. We draw some conclusions about how to design, structure, and implement programming and middleware abstractions for long-lived and adaptive sensor networks.