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Wireless Sensor Networks. Advanced Texts in Communications and Networking

  • ID: 1525125
  • July 2010
  • 516 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This book presents an in-depth study on the recent advances in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The authors describe the existing WSN applications and discuss the research efforts being undertaken in this field. Theoretical analysis and factors influencing protocol design are also highlighted. The authors explore state-of-the-art protocols for WSN protocol stack in transport, routing, data link, and physical layers. Moreover, the synchronization and localization problems in WSNs are investigated along with existing solutions. Furthermore, cross-layer solutions are described. Finally, developing areas of WSNs including sensor-actor networks, multimedia sensor networks, and WSN applications in underwater and underground environments are explored. The book is written in an accessible, textbook style, and includes problems and solutions to assist learning.

Key Features:

- The ultimate guide to recent advances and research into WSNs
- Discusses the most important problems and issues that arise when programming and designing WSN systems
- Shows why the unique features of WSNs – self-organization, cooperation, correlation -- will enable new applications that will READ MORE >


1 Introduction.

1.1 Sensor Mote Platforms.

1.2 Wireless Sensor Network Architecture and Protocol Stack.


2 Wireless Sensor Network Applications.

2.1 Military Applications.

2.2 Environmental Applications.

2.3 Health Applications.

2.4 Home Applications.

2.5 Industrial Applications.


3 Factors Influencing Wireless Sensor Network Design.

3.1 Hardware Constraints.

3.2 Fault Tolerance.

3.3 Scalability.

3.4 Production Costs.

3.5 Wireless Sensor Network Topology.

3.6 Transmission Media.

3.7 Power Consumption.


4 Physical Layer.

4.1 Physical Layer Technologies.

4.2 Overview of RF Wireless Communication.

4.3 Channel Coding (Error Control Coding).

4.4 Modulation.

4.5 Wireless Channel Effects.

4.6 PHY Layer Standards.


5 Medium Access Control (MAC).

5.1 Challenges for Medium Access Control.

5.2 Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) Mechanism.

5.3 Contention based Medium Access.

5.4 Reservation based Medium Access.

5.5 Hybrid Medium Access.


6 Error Control.

6.1 Classification of Error Control Schemes.

6.2 Error Control in WSNs.

6.3 Crosslayer Analysis Model.

6.4 Comparison of Error Control Schemes.


7 Network Layer.

7.1 Challenges for Routing.

7.2 Datacentric and Flat architecture Protocols.

7.3 Hierarchical Protocols.

7.4 Geographical Routing Protocols.

7.5 QoS based protocols.


8 Transport Layer.

8.1 Challenges for Transport Layer.

8.2 Reliable Multi Segment Transport (RMST) Protocol.

8.3 Pump Slowly, Fetch Quickly (PSFQ) Protocol.

8.4 Congestion Detection and Avoidance (CODA) Protocol.

8.5 Event to Sink Reliable Transport (ESRT) Protocol.


8.7 Real Time and Reliable Transport (RT)2 Protocol.


9 Application Layer.

9.1 Source Coding (Data Compression).

9.2 Query Processing.

9.3 Network Management.


10 Crosslayer Solutions.

10.1 Interlayer Effects.

10.2 Crosslayer Interactions.

10.3 Crosslayer Module.


11 Time Synchronization.

11.1 Challenges for Time Synchronization.

11.2 Network Time Protocol.

11.3 Definitions.

11.4 Timing sync Protocol for Sensor Networks (TPSN).

11.5 Reference Broadcast Synchronization (RBS).

11.6 Adaptive Clock Synchronization (ACS).

11.7 Time Diffusion Synchronization Protocol (TDP).

11.8 Rate based Diffusion Protocol (RDP).

11.9 Tiny and Mini Sync Protocols.

11.10 Other Protocols.


12 Localization.

12.1 Challenges in Localization.

12.2 Ranging Techniques.

12.3 Range based Localization Protocols.

12.4 Range free Localization Protocols.


13 Topology Management.

13.1 Deployment.

13.2 Power Control.

13.3 Activity Scheduling.

13.4 Clustering.


14 Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks.

14.1 Characteristics of WSANs.

14.2 Sensor Actor Coordination.

14.3 Actor Actor Coordination.

14.4 WSAN Protocol Stack.


15 Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks.

15.1 Design Challenges.

15.2 Network Architecture.

15.3 Multimedia Sensor Hardware.

15.4 Physical Layer.

15.5 MAC Layer.

15.6 Error Control.

15.7 Network Layer.

15.8 Transport Layer.

15.9 Application Layer.

15.10 Crosslayer Design.

15.11 Further Research Issues.


16 Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks.

16.1 Design Challenges.

16.2 Underwater Sensor Network Components.

16.3 Communication Architecture.

16.4 Basics of Underwater Acoustic Propagation.

16.5 Physical Layer.

16.6 Medium Access Control Layer.

16.7 Network Layer.

16.8 Transport Layer.

16.9 Application Layer.

16.10 CrossLayer Design.


17 Wireless Underground Sensor Networks.

17.1 Applications.

17.2 Design Challenges.

17.3 Network Architecture.

17.4 Underground Wireless Channel for EM Waves.

17.5 Underground Wireless Channel for Magnetic Induction.

17.6 Wireless Communication in Underground Mines and Road/Subway Tunnels

17.7 Communication Architecture.


18 Grand Challenges.

18.1 Integration of Sensor Networks and Internet.

18.2 Realtime and Multimedia Communication.

18.3 Protocol Stack.

18.4 Synchronization and Localization.

18.5 WSNs in Challenging Environments.

18.6 Practical Considerations.

18.7 Wireless NanoSensor Networks.



"It is intended for advanced students but also would be useful for researchers, system and chip designers, and other professionals in related fields." (Booknews, 1 February 2011)

"The book is written in an accessible, textbook style, and includes problems and solutions to assist learning." (Dark Fiber, 8 February 2011)

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