How to deal with size restrictions?
Depending on an application area, it may be required to design a product within strict limitations on its physical dimensions, or as small as possible.
Here we must determine the right balance between size, functionality, and the resulting properties.
Decision criteria for typical wireless sensing network applications are as follows:
- Application area
- Required sensors and/or actuators to be integrated
- Available space or weight limitations
- Expected battery life
- Manufacturability and maintainability
- Aspects of mechanical robustness
Usually, a compromise between the ideal outcome and the technological boundaries must be made in order to design a good product.