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Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

Technologies, Analysis and Design

When choosing the technology options to develop a wireless sensor network (WSN), it is vital that their performance levels can be assessed for the type of application intended. This book describes the different technology options – MAC protocols, routing protocols, localisation and data fusion techniques – and provides the means to numerically measure their performance, whether by simulation, mathematical models or experimental test beds. Case studies, based on the authors’ direct experience of implementing wireless sensor networks, describe the design methodology and the type of measurements used, together with samples of the performance measurements attained.The book will enable you to answer vital questions such as:* How long will my network remain alive given the amount of sensing required of it?* For how long should I set the sleeping state of my motes?* How many sensors should I distribute to meet the expected requirements of the application?* What type of throughput should I expect as a function of the number of nodes deployed and the radio interface chosen (whether it be Bluetooth or Zigbee)?* How is the Packet Error Rate of my Zigbee motes affected by the selection of adjacent frequency sub bands in the ISM 2.4GHz band?* How is the localisation precision dependant on the number of nodes deployed in a corridor?Communications and signal processing engineers, researchers and graduate students working in wireless sensor networks will find this book an invaluable practical guide to this important technology."This book gives a proper balance between theory and application; it is a book for those R&D engineers that want to appreciate both why, how and in which domains Wireless Sensor Networks can be best applied." - Fabio Bellifemine, Telecom Italia"This book is a thorough and accessible exposition on wireless sensor networks with a good balance between theory and practice; it is valuable for both students and practicing engineers, and is an essential addition for engineering libraries." - Professor Moe Win, Associate Professor at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Audience
R&D communications engineers developing wireless sensor networks, academic researchers, post graduate students.

Hardbound, 392 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-372539-4

Reviews

  • "This book gives a proper balance between theory and application; it is a book for those R&D engineers that want to appreciate both why, how and in which domains Wireless Sensor Networks can be best applied." - Fabio Bellifemine, Telecom Italia This book is a thorough and accessible exposition on wireless sensor networks with a good balance between theory and practice; it is valuable for both students and practicing engineers, and is an essential addition for engineering libraries." - Professor Moe Win, Associate Professor at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contents

  • 1. Introduction1.1 Introduction1.2 What is a WSAN?1.3 Main Features of WSANs1.4 Practical Issues of WSANs Related to Energy Management1.5 Current and Future Research on WSANs2. Applications of WSANs2.1 Application Areas and Scenarios2.2 Event Detection and Spatial and Time Random Process Estimation2.3 The Hybrid Hierarchical Architecture3. Channel Modelling3.1 Introduction3.2 Basics of Electro-Magnetic Propagation3.3 Experimental Activity Aimed at Modelling the Wireless Channel at 2.4 GHz for WSANs4. Connectivity and Coverage4.1 Introduction4.2 Connectivity in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks4.3 Link Connectivity4.4 Single-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs4.5 Multi-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs4.6 Characterization of the Interference4.7 Network Connectivity4.8 Network Connectivity for WSANs4.9 Alternate Models for Network Connectivity4.10 Coverage vs Energy Efficiency4.11 Further Reading5. Network Lifetime5.1 Definition of Node Lifetime5.2 Definitions of Network Lifetime5.3 Communication Protocols and Network Lifetime: How to Choose5.4 Some Numerical Examples6. Technologies for WSANs6.1 ZigBee Technology6.2 Ultrawide Bandwidth Technology6.3 Bluetooth Technology6.4 Comparison Among Technologies7. Communication Protocols for WSANs7.1 Introduction7.2 MAC Protocols7.3 Routing Protocols8. Localisation and Time Synchronisation Techniques for WSANs8.1 Introduction8.2 Time Measurements8.3 Distance Measurements8.4 Position Estimation8.5 Anchor-free Localization8.6 Position Tracking8.7 Time Synchronization9. Signal Processing and Data Fusion Techniques for WSANs9.1 Distributed Detection9.2 Distributed Scalar Field Estimation9.3 Compression Techniques for WSNs9.4 A Possible Classification of Signal Processing Techniques for WSNs10. Case Studies10.1 The EYES Project10.2 The Ambient Network Project10.3 Wireless Lamp Control System10.4 Experimental Multiuser Indoor Localization Platform Based on WSN10.5 A Positioning Test-bed Using UWB Devices10.6 Development of a Multi-Hop IEEE802.15.4 Network

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