A systematic framework for evolving TinyOS

Eric Trumpler, Richard Han

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TinyOS is a key element of the software infrastructure for the research and development community involved in realizing wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In order to improve the long-term impact of the research developed by the WSN community, we contend that it is important to exploit Moore’s Law to augment TinyOS on current and future sensor motes. The tenfold increase in available RAM since the earliest motes makes possible the introduction of important and useful operating system constructs such as priorities and true multithreading. The phased introduction of these capabilities should maintain compatability with the existing body of nesC source code. Our framework, called TinyMOS, provides an evolutionary pathway that ultimately allows nesC applications to execute in parallel with other system threads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors, EmNets 2006 - Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
Duration: 30 May 200631 May 2006


Conference3rd Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors, EmNets 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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