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Multi-agent Platform Middleware Design in Wireless Sensor Networks


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Multi-agent Platform Middleware Design in Wireless Sensor Networks
YANG Xiao-feiWU Xiao-beiHUANG Jin-an
School of Automation,NUST,Nanjing 210094,China
mobile agents wireless sensor networks multi-agent platforms system architectures
In view of the implementation of the mobile agent-based model in wireless sensor networks,this paper presents a multi-agent platform model and hierarchical structure of hardwares and softwares to support the mobile agent-based application mode. The paper discusses the advantages of mobile agents in wireless sensor networks,and describes the overall design of the multi-agent platform architecture and every static agent and the collaboration between them. It facilitates the applications based on mobile agents through multi-agent platforms in wireless sensor networks. The final practical application comparison of the client /server and mobile agent shows that the mobile agent-based networks have highly reusable and more flexible advantages.


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