A wireless sensor network is used for the detection of some parameter like temperature change, fire detection, and many
more applications. For the accomplishment of this task, the network uses a number of sensor nodes to sense the desired property. These
nodes are deployed in area of interest. This paper firstly discuss a basic overview of a wireless sensor network and give brief
description of a sensor node and its components. This paper also presents an overview of number of sensors that are used by wireless
sensor networks. The classification of sensors is done on the basis of their area of application. A brief summarization is also presented
in tabular form covering different types of sensors, their principle for the operation and application areas where they can be used. Since
each requirement need different sensor to be used so we can use them accordingly.
Published In:IJCSN Journal Volume 6, Issue 3
Date of Publication : June 2017
Pages : 379-383
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Parul Garg : working as Assistant Professor in Giani Zail Singh
Campus College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda in the
Department of Computer Science and Technology. I have done my
Masters of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India in 2015. I have done my
Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar, India. My
current area of research is Information Security and Wireless Sensor
Wireless Sensor Network is of great use now a days
because of its wireless and data centric property. We do
not need any wires for connecting devices. These
networks are used to measure some physical property like
pressure, humidity, fire, temperature and many more. The
task of measuring is done with the help of a sensor.
Sensor is nothing but a transducer that convert one form
of energy into other form that is understandable. Sensors
can be classified in a number of ways. On the basis of
applications, sensor device can be divided as biosensors,
thermal sensors, acoustic sensors etc.
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