Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123725394, 9780080558615

Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

1st Edition

Technologies, Analysis and Design

Authors: Roberto Verdone Davide Dardari Gianluca Mazzini Andrea Conti
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123725394
eBook ISBN: 9780080558615
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th January 2008
Page Count: 392
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Description

1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction 1.2 What is a WSAN? 1.3 Main Features of WSANs 1.4 Practical Issues of WSANs Related to Energy Management 1.5 Current and Future Research on WSANs

2. Applications of WSANs

2.1 Application Areas and Scenarios 2.2 Event Detection and Spatial and Time Random Process Estimation 2.3 The Hybrid Hierarchical Architecture

3. Channel Modelling

3.1 Introduction 3.2 Basics of Electro-Magnetic Propagation 3.3 Experimental Activity Aimed at Modelling the Wireless Channel at 2.4 GHz for WSANs

4. Connectivity and Coverage

4.1 Introduction 4.2 Connectivity in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks 4.3 Link Connectivity 4.4 Single-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs 4.5 Multi-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs 4.6 Characterization of the Interference 4.7 Network Connectivity 4.8 Network Connectivity for WSANs 4.9 Alternate Models for Network Connectivity 4.10 Coverage vs Energy Efficiency 4.11 Further Reading

5. Network Lifetime

5.1 Definition of Node Lifetime 5.2 Definitions of Network Lifetime 5.3 Communication Protocols and Network Lifetime: How to Choose 5.4 Some Numerical Examples

6. Technologies for WSANs

6.1 ZigBee Technology 6.2 Ultrawide Bandwidth Technology 6.3 Bluetooth Technology 6.4 Comparison Among Technologies

7. Communication Protocols for WSANs

7.1 Introduction 7.2 MAC Protocols 7.3 Routing Protocols

8. Localisation and Time Synchronisation Techniques for WSANs

8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time Measurements 8.3 Distance Measurements 8.4 Position Estimation 8.5 Anchor-free Localization 8.6 Position Tracking 8.7 Time Synchronization

9. Signal Processing and Data Fusion Techniques for WSANs

9.1 Distributed Detection 9.2 Distributed Scalar Field Estimation 9.3 Compression Techniques for WSNs 9.4 A Possible Classification of Signal Processing Techniques for WSNs

10. Case Studies

10.1 The EYES Project 10.2 The Ambient Network Project 10.3 Wireless Lamp Control System 10.4 Experimental Multiuser Indoor Localization Platform Based on WSN 10.5 A Positioning Test-bed Using UWB Devices 10.6 Development of a Multi-Hop IEEE802.15.4 Network

Key Features

Only book to examine wireless sensor network technologies and assess their performance capabilities against possible applications Enables the engineer to choose the technology that will give the best performance for the intended application *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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction 1.2 What is a WSAN? 1.3 Main Features of WSANs 1.4 Practical Issues of WSANs Related to Energy Management 1.5 Current and Future Research on WSANs

2. Applications of WSANs

2.1 Application Areas and Scenarios 2.2 Event Detection and Spatial and Time Random Process Estimation 2.3 The Hybrid Hierarchical Architecture

3. Channel Modelling

3.1 Introduction 3.2 Basics of Electro-Magnetic Propagation 3.3 Experimental Activity Aimed at Modelling the Wireless Channel at 2.4 GHz for WSANs

4. Connectivity and Coverage

4.1 Introduction 4.2 Connectivity in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks 4.3 Link Connectivity 4.4 Single-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs 4.5 Multi-hop Link Connectivity in WSNs 4.6 Characterization of the Interference 4.7 Network Connectivity 4.8 Network Connectivity for WSANs 4.9 Alternate Models for Network Connectivity 4.10 Coverage vs Energy Efficiency 4.11 Further Reading

5. Network Lifetime

5.1 Definition of Node Lifetime 5.2 Definitions of Network Lifetime 5.3 Communication Protocols and Network Lifetime: How to Choose 5.4 Some Numerical Examples

6. Technologies for WSANs

6.1 ZigBee Technology 6.2 Ultrawide Bandwidth Technology 6.3 Bluetooth Technology 6.4 Comparison Among Technologies

7. Communication Protocols for WSANs

7.1 Introduction 7.2 MAC Protocols 7.3 Routing Protocols

8. Localisation and Time Synchronisation Techniques for WSANs

8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time Measurements 8.3 Distance Measurements 8.4 Position Estimation 8.5 Anchor-free Localization 8.6 Position Tracking 8.7 Time Synchronization

9. Signal Processing and Data Fusion Techniques for WSANs

9.1 Distributed Detection 9.2 Distributed Scalar Field Estimation 9.3 Compression Techniques for WSNs 9.4 A Possible Classification of Signal Processing Techniques for WSNs

10. Case Studies

10.1 The EYES Project 10.2 The Ambient Network Project 10.3 Wireless Lamp Control System 10.4 Experimental Multiuser Indoor Localization Platform Based on WSN 10.5 A Positioning Test-bed Using UWB Devices 10.6 Development of a Multi-Hop IEEE802.15.4 Network

Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080558615
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123725394

About the Author

Roberto Verdone

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bologna, Italy

Davide Dardari

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bologna, Italy

Gianluca Mazzini

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ferrara, Italy

Andrea Conti

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ferrara, Italy

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