Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks

Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks

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Overview and Goals Wireless communication technologies are undergoing rapid advancements. The last few years have experienced a steep growth in research in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In WSNs, communication takes place with the help of spatially distributedautonomoussensornodesequippedtosensespeci?cinformation. WSNs, especially the ones that have gained much popularity in the recent years, are, ty- cally, ad hoc in nature and they inherit many characteristics/features of wireless ad hoc networks such as the ability for infrastructure-less setup, minimal or no reliance on network planning, and the ability of the nodes to self-organize and self-con?gure without the involvement of a centralized network manager, router, access point, or a switch. These features help to set up WSNs fast in situations where there is no existing network setup or in times when setting up a ?xed infrastructure network is considered infeasible, for example, in times of emergency or during relief - erations. WSNs ?nd a variety of applications in both the military and the civilian population worldwide such as in cases of enemy intrusion in the battle?eld, object tracking, habitat monitoring, patient monitoring, ?re detection, and so on. Even though sensor networks have emerged to be attractive and they hold great promises for our future, there are several challenges that need to be addressed. Some of the well-known challenges are attributed to issues relating to coverage and deployment, scalability, quality-of-service, size, computational power, energy ef?ciency, and security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849968270
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Series: Computer Communications and Networks
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 707
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Energy Efficient Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Topology Management for Wireless Sensor Networks
Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks
Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Geometric Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Cooperative Relaying in Wireless Sensor Networks
Data-Centricity in Wireless Sensor Networks
Congestion and Flow Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
Data Transport Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
Fault Tolerant Algorithms/Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
Self-organizing and Self-healing Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks
Quality of Service in Wireless Sensor Networks
Embedded Operating Systems in Wireless Sensor Networks
Adaptive Distributed Resource Allocation for Sensor Networks
Scheduling Activities in Wireless Sensor Networks
Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
Energy Efficient Resource Management Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks
Transmission Power Control Aware MAC in Wireless Sensor Networks
Security in Wireless Sensor Networks
Key Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
Secure Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Mobile Sensor Networks: Protocols and Mobility Strategies
Analysis Methods for Sensor Networks
Bio-inspired Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks
Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems for Global and Homeland Security Applications

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