This book focuses on the principles of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), their applications, and their analysis tools, with meticulous attention paid to definitions and terminology. This book presents the adopted technologies and their manufacturers in detail, making WSNs tangible for the reader. In introductory computer networking books, chapter sequencing follows the bottom-up or top-down architecture of the 7-layer protocol. This book addresses subsequent steps in this process, both horizontally and vertically, thus fostering a clearer and deeper understanding through chapters that elaborate on WSN concepts and issues.
With such depth, this book is intended for a wide audience; it is meant to be a helper and motivator for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners. It lays out important concepts and WSN-relate applications; uses appropriate literature to back research and practical issues; and focuses on new trends. Senior undergraduate students can use it to familiarize themselves with conceptual foundations and practical project implementations. For graduate students and researchers, test beds and simulators provide vital insights into analysis methods and tools for WSNs. Lastly, in addition to applications and deployment, practitioners will be able to learn more about WSN manufacturers and components within several platforms and test beds.
About the Author
Professor Hossam M.A. Fahmy, Professor of Computer Engineering, served as Chair of the Computer Engineering & Systems Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, from 2006 to 2008, and from 2010 to 2012. He participates in several academic activities in Egypt and abroad. Prof. Fahmy has published and refereed extensively in several international refereed journals and conferences, his teaching and research areas are focused on Computer Networks, MANETs, WSNs, Vehicular Networks, Fault Tolerance, Software and Web Engineering. He founded and chaired the IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems (ICCES) from 2006 to 2008, and from 2010 to 2013. Prof. Fahmy is a Senior IEEE member, IEEE Region 8 Distinguished Visitor (2013–2015), and member of the IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Cloud Computing. He speaks Arabic, French, and English.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Protocol Stack of WSNs.- WSNs APPLICATIONS.- Transport Protocols for WSNs.- Testbeds for WSNs.- Simulators and Emulators for WSNs.- Takeoff