Wireless Sensor Networks: Architectures and Protocols

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CRC Press, Aug 26, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 360 pages
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Because they provide practical machine-to-machine communication at a very low cost, the popularity of wireless sensor networks is expected to skyrocket in the next few years, duplicating the recent explosion of wireless LANs.

Wireless Sensor Networks: Architectures and Protocols describes how to build these networks, from the layers of the communication protocol through the design of network nodes. This overview summarizes the multiple applications of wireless sensor networks, then discusses network device design and the requirements that foster the successful performance of these applications.

The book discusses factors affecting network design, including the partitioning of node functions into integrated circuits, low power system design, power sources, and the interaction between antenna selection and product design. It presents design techniques that improve electromagnetic compatibility and reduce damage from electrostatic discharge.

The text also describes the design features of the wireless devices themselves, presenting a thorough analysis of the technology that engineers and students need to design and build the many future applications that will incorporate wireless sensor networks.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks
1
Chapter 2 The Development of Wireless Sensor Networks
21
Chapter 3 The Physical Layer
41
Chapter 4 The Data Link Layer
63
Chapter 5 The Network Layer
85
Chapter 6 Practical Implementation Issues
115
Chapter 7 Power Management
137
Chapter 8 Antennas and the Definition of RF Performance
191
Chapter 11 Wireless Sensor Network Standards
293
Chapter 12 Summary and Opportunities for Future Development
301
Signal Processing Worksystem SPW
309
WinneuRFon
311
An Example Wireless Sensor Network Transceiver Integrated Circuit IC
319
About the Author
325
Index
327
Back cover
343

Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Compatibility
219
Chapter10 Electrostatic Discharge
269

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Callaway received a B.S. in mathematics and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1979 and 1983. He is now a Registered Professional Engineer.

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