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Electromagnetic-Based Wireless Nano-Sensors Network: Architectures and Applications

Ayoub Oukhatar 1, Mohamed Bakhouya 2, and Driss El Ouadghiri 1
1. Laboratory of Informatics and Applications, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco
2. International University of Rabat, College of Engineering and Architecture, LERMA Lab, Sala Al Jadida 11000, Morocco

Abstract—Recent advances in nano-materials and nanotechnology have paved the way for building integrated devices with a nanometric size, named nano-nodes. These nano-nodes are composed of nano-processor, nano-memory, nano-batteries, nano-transceiver, nano-antenna and nano-sensors, which operate at nano-scale level. They are able to perform simple tasks, such as sensing, computing and actuation. The interconnection between microdevices and nanonodes/nanosensors has enabled the development of a new network standard, called Wireless Nano-Sensors Network (WNSN). This paper provides an in-depth review of WNSN, its architectures, application areas, and challenges, which need to be addressed, while identifying opportunities for their implementation in various application domains.
Index Terms—Nanotechnology, nanosensors, wireless nan-sensors network, protocols and applications

Cite: Ayoub Oukhatar, Mohamed Bakhouya, and Driss El Ouadghiri, "Electromagnetic-Based Wireless Nano-Sensors Network: Architectures and Applications," Journal of Communications vol. 16, no. 1, 8-19, January 2021. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.16.1.8-19

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