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Sensors (Basel). 2011;11(4):4137-51. doi: 10.3390/s110404137. Epub 2011 Apr 7.

Bioinspired principles for large-scale networked sensor systems: an overview.

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Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark. rhjacob@cs.au.dk

Abstract

Biology has often been used as a source of inspiration in computer science and engineering. Bioinspired principles have found their way into network node design and research due to the appealing analogies between biological systems and large networks of small sensors. This paper provides an overview of bioinspired principles and methods such as swarm intelligence, natural time synchronization, artificial immune system and intercellular information exchange applicable for sensor network design. Bioinspired principles and methods are discussed in the context of routing, clustering, time synchronization, optimal node deployment, localization and security and privacy.

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ant colony optimization (ACO); artificial immune system (AIS); biologically inspired computing; intercellular information exchange; natural time synchronization; particle swarm optimization (PSO); sensors networks; swarm intelligence

PMID:
22163841
PMCID:
PMC3231311
DOI:
10.3390/s110404137
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