Wireless Sensor Networks
August 2010, ©2010
- 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 provide the end user with intelligence and a better understanding of the environment
- Provides an overview of the existing evaluation approaches for WSNs including physical testbeds and software simulation environments
- Includes examples and learning exercises with a solutions manual; supplemented by an accompanying website containing PPT-slides.
Wireless Sensor Networks is an essential textbook for advanced students on courses in wireless communications, networking and computer science. It will also be of interest to researchers, system and chip designers, network planners, technical mangers and other professionals in these fields.
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.
3.4 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).
4.5 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.
11.4 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.
12.1 Challenges in Localization.
12.2 Ranging Techniques.
12.3 Range based Localization Protocols.
12.4 Range free Localization Protocols.
13 Topology Management.
13.2 Power Control.
13.3 Activity Scheduling.
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.
17.2 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.
"The book is written in an accessible, textbook style, and includes problems and solutions to assist learning." (Dark Fiber, 8 February 2011)