Advances in Sensor Networks Research


Mohammad A. Matin, PhD (Editor)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), Brunei

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: TEC005030

A wireless sensor network is comprised of a large number of inexpensive battery-powered, self-organizing sensor nodes. The sensor nodes can communicate among themselves and send their data through the network to a main location or sink where the data can be observed and analyzed. Wireless sensor networks enable new applications and have gained a lot of attention in the last decade, as they have a great impact on real-life activities and hold true to the promise of delivering a smart communication paradigm. These networks are often deployed in hostile or inaccessible areas to collect environmental data for analysis and decision making.

Due to the deployment cost, wireless sensor networks are usually planned to run for a long time once they are deployed. The book highlights power efficient design issues related to wireless sensor networks as well as the existing WSN applications. The research efforts being undertaken in this field which help the students and researchers to grasp the materials, enabling them to understand more advanced research and make a contribution in this field for themselves is also discussed. All the chapters of this book are written by several of the leading researchers. It is believed that this book will serve as a comprehensive reference for graduate and undergraduate students who seek to learn the latest advancements in wireless sensor networks. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Research Issues and Challenges in Wireless Sensor Networks
(M. A. Matin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)

Chapter 2. Network Reprogramming for Wireless Sensor Networks: Challenges and State of the Art
(Leijun Huang and Ying Le, Zhejiang A and F University, China)

Chapter 3. Radio Propagation Models for Wireless Sensor Network Simulations
(Jiwa Abdullah, Wireless and Radio Science Center (WARAS), Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia)

Chapter 4. A Predictive Active Method for Wireless Sensor Network Routing
(C. Regoli, J.R. Martinez-de Dios and A. de San Bernabe, Central University of Venezuela and others)

Chapter 5. Cooperation in Cognitive Wireless Sensor Networks
(Marcelo Portela Sousa, Waslon Terllizzie Araujo Lopes, Anderson Fabiano Batista Ferreira da Costa, Reinaldo Cezar de Morais Gomes and Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar, Federal Institute of Paraiba, Department of Telematics, IFPB, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil and others)

Chapter 6. IEEE 802.15.4 (2003 ~ 2012E) Beacon Enabled Mode and its Enhancements for Personal Area Networks
(Xiaoyun Li, Xuecheng Liu, David K. Hnnter, Shijuan Su and Xin Shi,
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Robotics and Intelligent System, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China and others)

Chapter 7. Quantization Information-Based Data Fusion for Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
(Xu Jian, Huang Fangming and Wu Zhenfeng, Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Engineering, Nanjing, China)

Chapter 8. Wireless Sensor Networks for Concrete and Architectural Heritage Applications
(S. Aparicio, M.I. Martínez-Garrido, J.V. Fuente, J. Ranz, R. Fort, M.A.G. Izquierdo and J.J. Anaya, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información “Leonardo Torres Quevedo”, ITEFI (CSIC), Madrid, Spain and others)

Chapter 9. Background on Wireless Sensor Networks Security
(Omar Cheikhrouhou, CES Lab, ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia)


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