Application of wireless sensor network based on hierarchical edge computing structure in rapid response system

Yuechun Wang, Ka Lok Man*, Kevin Lee, Danny Hughes, Sheng Uei Guan, Prudence Wong

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This paper presents a rapid response system architecture for the distributed management of warehouses in logistics by applying the concept of tiered edge computing. A tiered edge node architecture is proposed for the system to process computing tasks of different complexity, and a corresponding rapid response algorithm is introduced. The paper emphasizes the classification of abstracted outlier sensing data which could better match different sensing types and transplant to various application fields. A software-defined simulation is used to evaluate the system performance on response time and response accuracy, from which it can be concluded that common predefined emergency cases can be detected and responded to, rapidly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1176
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Edge node
  • Hierarchical edge computing
  • Rapid response strategy
  • WSN

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