Sensor systems: a hierarchical approach
- Publisher: Scottish Sensor Systems Centre
The concept of a reference model has been well known in the communications\ud industry for many years. This has provided clearly defined layers and interface standards\ud which allow different organisations and across the industry to develop products independent\ud of each other in the knowledge that their products will function correctly within the greater\ud system. With the move towards massively parallel sensor systems networks, a similar\ud approach needs to be adopted in order to permit concurrent developments in sensor\ud networks. This paper summarises the need for such a reference model, and proposes a\ud reference model applicable to sensor system.