Wireless Sensor Networks


Among the new books I’ve surveyed in the University of Cantabria’s Library which have attracted my attention, there is one about a hot topic in embedded systems and sensorics in the frontier of nanotechnology, electronics and telecommunication: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN):

Número: 250184

Título: Wireless sensor networks / Nirupama Bulusu, Sanjay Jha, editors.

Editorial: Norwood, MA : Artech House, 2005.

Descripción física: 321 p. : il. ; 26 cm.

Colección: The Artech House microelectromechanical systems series

ISBN: 1-58053-867-3

Materias:

Redes Locales (Redes de Ordenadores)
Protocolos de Redes de Ordenadores.
Detectores.

Autores: Bulusu, Nirupama. Jha, Sanjay.

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This first-of-its-kind resource offers you an in-depth understanding of wireless sensor networks from a systems perspective. The book describes and categorizes the technological trends, leading applications, state-of-the-art platform developments, future trends, and challenges of sensor networks. You find critical coverage of network protocols and mechanisms for node localization, time synchronization, media access control, topology creation and management, routing, transport, storage, security and fault tolerance, energy conservation and harvesting, and node deployment in large-scale sensor networks.

What’s more, this practical reference addresses middleware issues for sensor network applications and focuses on important application domains, showing you how specific applications influence the architectural design of networked systems. Contributions from leading international researchers and nearly 70 illustrations support key topics throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks. Network Protocols. Sensor Coverage and Deployment. Sensor Self-Calibration. Node Localization. Time Synchronization. Media Access Control. Topology Formation and Maintenance. Multi-Hop Routing. Reliable Transmission. Congestion Control. Power Harvesting. Sensor-Coordinated Actuation. Sensor Network Tomography. Middleware – Date-Centric Communications. Data-Centric Storage. Macroprogramming and Sensor Database Systems. Security, Privacy and Fault-Tolerance.. Distributed Service Layering. Application-Driven Networked Systems Architecture – Habitat Monitoring. Structural Health Monitoring. Precision Agriculture. Workplace Applications. Appendix A: Glossary.

About the Authors

Nirupama Bulusus an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. An author of numerous highly cited publications on sensor networks, she received her Ph.D in Computer Science in 2002 from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Sanjay Jha is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He is also a project leader for the Smart Internet CRC and an associate of the Australian National Information and Communication Technology Center (NICTA). Dr. Jha is the author of Engineering Internet QoS (Artech House, 2002).

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