bullet Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks



  Title: Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks

  Authors: Sudip Misra, Isaac Woungang, Subhas Chandra Misra

  Publisher: Springer

  Hardcover: 707 pages

  Pubdate: 10 June 2009

  ISBN: 1848822170



Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless communication technologies continue to undergo rapid advancement. In recent years, there has been a steep growth in research in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In WSNs, communication takes place with the help of spatially distributed, autonomous sensor nodes equipped to sense specific information. WSNs can be found in a variety of both military and civilian applications worldwide. Examples include detecting enemy intrusion on the battlefield, object tracking, habitat monitoring, patient monitoring and fire detection. Sensor networks are emerging as an attractive technology with great promise for the future. However, challenges remain to be addressed in issues relating to coverage and deployment, scalability, quality-of-service, size, computational power, energy efficiency and security. This highly useful guide presents a comprehensive account of the fundamental concepts, new ideas and results in the field of WSNs.

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