Decentralized Enterprise Systems: A Multi-platform Wireless Sensor Networks Approach

Mihai Marin Perianu, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga, L. Moreira Sá de Souza, Jens Müller, P. Spiess, S. Haller, T. Riedel, C. Decker, G. Stromberg

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    Abstract

    Massively deployed wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSAN), co-existing with RFID technology, can bring clear benefits to large-scale enterprise systems, by delegating parts of the business functionality closer to the point of action. However, a major impediment in the integration process is represented by the variety of customized WSAN platforms and proprietary technologies. In this paper, we present a three-layer service-oriented architecture that accommodates different sensor platforms and exposes their functionality in a uniform way to the business application. Our work is motivated by real business cases from the oil\&gas industry. In our implementation, we use three sensor platforms (Particle, $\mu$Node and Sindrion) integrated through the UPnP standard and incorporated into SAP enterprise software. The practical tests and application trials confirm the feasibility of our solution, but also reveal a number of challenges to be taken into account when deploying WSAN on industrial sites.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherComputer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES)
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.07TH8938/TR-CTIT-07-31
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • EWI-9741
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • IR-67085
    • METIS-242166

    Cite this

    Marin Perianu, M., Meratnia, N., Havinga, P. J. M., Moreira Sá de Souza, L., Müller, J., Spiess, P., ... Stromberg, G. (2007). Decentralized Enterprise Systems: A Multi-platform Wireless Sensor Networks Approach. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 07TH8938/TR-CTIT-07-31). Enschede: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES).