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Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782422303, 9781782422372

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

1st Edition

Monitoring, Control and Automation

Editors: R Budampati S Kolavennu
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782422303
eBook ISBN: 9781782422372
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 19th October 2015
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

  • List of contributors
  • Part One: Wireless sensor network technologies and standards
    • 1: Industrial data communications protocols and application layers
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Data communications in manufacturing
      • 1.2 Physical and Data Link Layers
      • 1.3 Application Layers
      • 1.4 Additional protocol families
      • 1.5 Sources of further information
    • 2: Energy harvesting and battery technologies for powering wireless sensor networks
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Energy harvesting for WSNs
      • 2.3 Energy storage for WSNs
      • 2.4 Open research issues
      • 2.5 Conclusions
    • 3: Process control and diagnostics over wireless sensor networks
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 3.1 Introduction and motivation
      • 3.2 Architecture for intelligent control over sensor networks
      • 3.3 Elements of the framework
      • 3.4 Conclusions
    • 4: Wireless sensor network administrative management
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 General-purpose IM
      • 4.3 Managing WSNs
    • 5: WirelessHART™ sensor networks
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 An overview of WirelessHART sensor networks
      • 5.2 WirelessHART communication stack
      • 5.3 Data management and network management in WirelessHART networks
      • 5.4 Case study
      • 5.5 Conclusion and future trends
  • Part Two: Wireless sensor network applications
    • 6: Wireless networks in underground mines
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Characteristics of underground mines and design of wireless communications
      • 6.3 Case study: Wireless networks in Kemi mine automation
      • 6.4 Recent research and future trends
      • 6.5 Conclusions
      • 6.6 Further information
    • 7: Wireless sensor networks for the monitoring and control of nuclear power plants
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Wireless sensor networks—motivations
      • 7.3 Network architecture for a secure wireless sensor network for nuclear power plants
      • 7.4 Current wireless technology implementations
      • 7.5 Applicable nuclear standards
      • 7.6 Implications for wireless in nuclear power plants
    • 8: Wireless gas sensors for industrial life safety
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Wireless gas sensing
      • 8.3 Location tracking
      • 8.4 Use cases and conclusions
    • 9: Isochronous wireless communication system for industrial automation
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 Characteristics of industrial traffic, i.e., process vs. factory automation and real-time cyclic (RTC), real-time acyclic (RTA), and best effort (BE) data
      • 9.2 Wireless communication protocol stack for industrial application: From the physical to the application layer
      • 9.3 The importance of medium access control protocols
      • 9.4 Practical examples: proprietary versus standard solution
    • 10: A hierarchical wireless sensor network design for monitoring a pipeline infrastructure
      • Abstract
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Related work
      • 10.3 Pipeline types and monitoring issues
      • 10.4 Use of a wireless sensor network for pipeline protection
      • 10.5 Networking hierarchy model and associated addressing scheme
      • 10.6 Network routing protocols
      • 10.7 Adopting wireless sensor technologies
      • 10.8 Simulation
      • 10.9 Open issues
      • 10.10 Conclusions
    • 11: Shared spectrum for industrial wireless sensors
      • Abstract
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Spectrum occupancy
      • 11.3 Dynamic access and regulations
      • 11.4 License-exempt spectrum for an industrial Wi-Fi model
      • 11.5 Industrial implications
      • 11.6 Conclusion
  • Index


Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Monitoring, Control and Automation explores the explosive growth that has occurred in the use of wireless sensor networks in a variety of applications during the last few years. As wireless technology can reduce costs, increase productivity, and ease maintenance, the book looks at the progress in standardization efforts regarding reliability, security, performance, power consumption, and integration.

Early sections of the book discuss issues such as media access control (MAC), antenna design and site survey, energy harvesting, and explosion-proof design. Subsequent sections present WSN standards, including ISA100, ZigBee™, Wifi™, WirelessHART™ and 6loWPAN, and the applications of WSNs in the oil and gas, chemical, food, and nuclear power industries.

Key Features

  • Reviews technologies and standards for industrial wireless sensor networks
  • Considers particular applications for the technology and their ability to reduce costs, increase productivity, and ease maintenance
  • Focuses on industry needs and standardization efforts regarding reliability, security, performance, power consumption, and integration.


Postgraduate students and academic researchers in physics, material science and engineering, R&D managers in industrial sectors such as oil and gas, chemical processing, food and beverage, paper and pulp, nuclear power and factory automation, and engineers working with radio frequency devices and wireless networks


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About the Editors

R Budampati

Rama Budampati is a Director of Innovation at Ingersoll Rand.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ingersoll Rand

S Kolavennu

S. Kolvaennu is an Engineering fellow at Honeywell, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Honeywell, USA