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Major Trends in Developing Wireless Smart Sensors Communications: Technologies and Markets

  • ID: 1206248
  • March 2010
  • 196 Pages
  • PracTel Inc
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This report analyses Wireless Sensors Networks (WSNs) marketing and technological characteristics. Particular, it emphasizes the following major trends in these networks developments:

- Evolution to wireless smart sensors. Technologies allow now to build multi-purpose miniaturized devices with various radios. Smart sensors have enough computing power to process row data; and they consume very little energy. The report concentrates on the standardization work, technological advances and WSN marketing characteristics. A detailed survey of the industry is also included.

- Mesh configuration. The mesh topology becomes a prevailing topology in the WSN environment. Military and commercial networks, small networks and large networks (with thousand nodes) are designed and implemented; these networks utilize benefits of meshing - self-organization and self-healing among them. The report details marketing and technological characteristics of meshed WSN, standardization efforts and provides the industry survey.

- IP-based WSN. Benefiting from the IEEE, IETF, ITU and other standard organizations work, WSN evolving towards the IP environment; the goal is to put the power of READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Advanced Cerametrics
  • BelAir (Nodes)
  • Grape Networks
  • Jennic
  • Northrop Grumman (Nodes)
  • Proxim (WMN Nodes)
  • MORE

1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.2 Developments

1.3 Scope

1.4 Structure

1.5 Research Methodology

1.6 Target Audience

2.0 Wireless Smart Sensor Technology

2.1 Wireless Smart Sensor Structure and Functionality

2.2 Classification

2.3 Details

2.3.1 WSN-SS

2.3.2 Requirements

2.4 Networking

2.4.1 Features of Mesh Structures

2.4.2 Benefits and Limitations

2.5 Parameters

2.6 Standardization: IEEE 1451

2.6.1 General

2.6.2 Family

2.6.3 Overview

2.7 Applications

2.7.1 General

2.7.2 Applications Examples

2.8 Market Characteristics

2.8.1 General

2.8.2 Market Estimate

2.8.3 Trends

2.9 SS Vendors

- BAE Systems

- BBN (RAYTHEON)

- Crossbow (WSN)

- Crane (WSN-ZigBee)

- Dust Networks (USG-Mesh)

- Elta (SS)

- Exensor (SS)

- Intel (Chipsets)

- Freescale (sensors)

- Harris (SS)

- IWT (Mesh)

- L3 (SS)

- McQ (SS)

- MeshDynamics (Mesh)

- Millennial Net (Mesh-SS)

- Moteiv-Sentilla (WSN)

- MeshNetics-Atmel (WSN Software)

- Newtrax (WSN-mesh, SS)

- Nelco (SS)

- NorthropGrumman (SS)

- Octave Technologies (SW, WSN)

- Qual-Tron (SS)

- Rheinmetall (SS)

- Selex Galileo (SS)

- Sensicast (WSN)

- Strix (Mesh)

- Telonics

- TextRon (SS)

- Thales (SS)

- Trident (SS-UWB)

- Zeltech

3.0 Mesh Networks

3.1 Standardization: IEEE 802.11s

3.1.1 General

3.1.2 IEEE 802.11s

3.1.3 Major Proposals - History

3.2 Technology: Mesh Networks Specifics

3.2.1 Features

3.2.2 Benefits and Limitations

3.2.3 Architectures

3.2.4 Routing Protocols

3.2.4.1 Too Many

3.2.4.1.1 Lack of Standardization

3.2.4.1.2 Applications Variety

3.2.4.2 Protocols

3.2.5 Security Issues

3.2.5.1 General

3.2.5.2 IEEE 802.11

3.2.5.3 UWB

3.2.5.4 ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4

3.3 Market: Mesh Networks

3.3.1 Major Applications

3.3.2 Market Estimate

3.3.2.1 Market Leaders

3.3.2.2 Forecast

3.4 Major WMN Vendors and their Products

- Atheros (chipsets)

- Azalea

- BelAir (Nodes)

- Cisco (Protocols, Nodes)

- Crossbow (nodes)

- Dust Networks (WMN Nodes)

- Ember (ZigBee chips for WMN)

- Intel (Nodes)

- IWT(Network Solution)

- IPMobileNet (WMN)

- FireTide (Mesh network-Public safety applications)

- MeshDynamics (Nodes)

- Millennial Net (SW and Systems)

- Moteiv- Sentilla (Nodes and SW)

- Mitre (protocols)

- Motorola (Nodes-Public Safety Communications)

- Newtrax (WSN-mesh, SS)

- Northrop Grumman (Nodes)

- NovaRoam (Public Safety Communications –WMN)

- Octave Technologies (SW)

- PacketHop (WMN SW)

- Proxim (WMN Nodes)

- Rajant (WMN-Military, First Responders)

- Sensoria ( Tranzeo Divison-WMN for Public Safety Communications)

- Sensicast (WMN for Industrial Automation)

- Strix (Nodes)

- Sirran (WMN)

- Qorvus (WMN for IA)

- Tropos-GridCom Tropos (routers)

4.0 IP-based WSN

4.1 Goals

4.2 Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN)

4.2.1 Definition

4.2.1.1 Structure

4.2.2 Task

4.2.3 Comparison

4.2.4 Standardization Activity

4.2.4.1 ITU-T

4.2.4.2 ISO

4.3 IETF and IP/WSN

4.3.1 Major Projects

4.3.1.1 6LoWPAN WG

4.3.1.1.1 6LoWPAN Development

4.3.1.1.2 NanoStack

4.3.1.1.3 Details

4.3.1.2 ROLL WG

4.4 Major Characteristics of IP-USN

4.5 IPSO Alliance (IP for Smart Objects)

4.6 USN Applications

4.6.1 Climate Change

4.6.2 Examples

5.0 Green WSN

5.1 Methods

5.2 Batteries

5.3 Power Harvesting Technologies

5.3.1 Energy Sources

5.3.2 Green Technologies Requirements

5.3.3 Self-powered Nodes

5.3.4 Industry

5.3.5 Vendors

- Advanced Cerametrics

- AmbioSystems

- Ambient Micro

- Arch Rock

- Cymbet

- EnOcean

- General

- Applications

- Products Samples

- EnOcean and EnOcean Alliance

- Grape Networks

- GreenPeak

- GreyStone

- JDL

- Jennic

- KCF

- Micropelt

- Nokia

- Perpetuum

- Perpetua

- Powercast

- Schneider Electric

- Rittal

- SensorDinamics

- Sensinode

- Sentilla

- Spinwave

- TI

- Zarlink Semiconductor

6.0 Conclusions

Appendix I: USN Applications Samples

List Of Figures:

Figure 1: Two Groups

Figure 2: SS-Functions

Figure 3: SS Technologies

Figure 4: WSN-SS Node

Figure 5: TAM: Commercial Segment WSS Equipment Sale ($B)

Figure 6: TAM: Commercial Segment WSS Equipment Sale (M Units)

Figure 7: SS Market Geographical Segmentation

Figure 8: SS Network Sizing

Figure 9: Mesh Network Diagram

Figure 10: Meshed WLAN

Figure 11: WiMesh Stack

Figure 12: Mesh Network Equipment Sale: TAM Estimate ($B)

Figure 13: Mesh Network Radio Technologies

Figure 14: Radio Technology Segmentation: Mesh Network Market

Figure 15: Mesh Network Market Geography (2010)

Figure 16: Examples-USN Functions

List Of Table:

Table 1: SS Node-Price Components

Table 2: IEEE 802.11s WG Schedule

Table 3: Sources

- Advanced Cerametrics

- AmbioSystems

- Ambient Micro

- Arch Rock

- Cymbet

- EnOcean

- General

- Applications

- Products Samples

- EnOcean and EnOcean Alliance

- Grape Networks

- GreenPeak

- GreyStone

- JDL

- Jennic

- KCF

- Micropelt

- Nokia

- Perpetuum

- Perpetua

- Powercast

- Schneider Electric

- Rittal

- SensorDinamics

- Sensinode

- Sentilla

- Spinwave

- TI

- Zarlink Semiconductor
- Atheros (chipsets)

- Azalea

- BelAir (Nodes)

- Cisco (Protocols, Nodes)

- Crossbow (nodes)

- Dust Networks (WMN Nodes)

- Ember (ZigBee chips for WMN)

- Intel (Nodes)

- IWT(Network Solution)

- IPMobileNet (WMN)

- FireTide (Mesh network-Public safety applications)

- MeshDynamics (Nodes)

- Millennial Net (SW and Systems)

- Moteiv- Sentilla (Nodes and SW)

- Mitre (protocols)

- Motorola (Nodes-Public Safety Communications)

- Newtrax (WSN-mesh, SS)

- Northrop Grumman (Nodes)

- NovaRoam (Public Safety Communications –WMN)

- Octave Technologies (SW)

- PacketHop (WMN SW)

- Proxim (WMN Nodes)

- Rajant (WMN-Military, First Responders)

- Sensoria ( Tranzeo Divison-WMN for Public Safety Communications)

- Sensicast (WMN for Industrial Automation)

- Strix (Nodes)

- Sirran (WMN)

- Qorvus (WMN for IA)

- Tropos-GridCom Tropos (routers)

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