Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks: Algorithms and Protocols for Scalable Coordination and Data Communication

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
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A mixture of theory, experiments, and simulations that providequalitative and quantitative insights into the technology

The important new technology of wireless sensor and actuatornetworks provides radically new communication and networkingparadigms with many new applications. "Wireless Sensor andActuator Networks" is a timely text that presents afault-tolerant, reliable, low-latency, and energy-aware frameworkfor wireless sensor and actuator networks, enabling readers tofulfill the ultimate goals of the applications--such asprotecting critical infrastructures, achieving timely emergencyresponses, and monitoring the environment. Taking aproblem-oriented approach, this resource discusses a wide range ofcomputing and communication problems and solutions that arise inrapidly emerging wireless sensor and actuator networks, striking abalance between theory and practice.

Discusses backbones as subsets of sensors or actuators thatsuffice for performing basic data communication operations or areasensing coverage

Surveys existing data communication schemes (broadcasting, routing, multicasting, anycasting, geocasting) for sensor-actuatorcoordination

Reviews the location service techniques

Addresses the problem of energy-efficient data gathering bymobile sinks/actuators

Describes protocols for coordination and topology control insensor, actuator, and robot networks

Reviews existing solutions to the sensor placement problem inwireless sensor and actuator networks

This book is unique in that it addresses sensor and actuatornetworking in a comprehensive manner--covering all the aspectsand providing up-to-date information--so that industryoperators and academics from various areas can learn more aboutcurrent networking trends, become aware of the possiblearchitectures, and understand the advantages and limits in futurecommercial, social, and educational applications. "WirelessSensor and Actuator Networks" is appropriate for graduatestudents in computer science, electrical engineering, andtelecommunications, as well as practitioners working as engineers, programmers, and technologists.


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1 Applications Models Problems and Solution Strategies
2 EnergyEfficient Backbones and Broadcasting in Sensor and Actuator Networks
3 Sensor Area Coverage
4 Geographic Routing in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
5 Multicasting Geocasting and Anycasting in Sensor and Actuator Networks
6 Sink Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks
7 Topology Control in Sensor Actuator and Mobile Robot Networks
8 Location Service in Sensor and Mobile Actuator Networks
9 Coordination in Sensor Actuator and Robot Networks
10 Sensor Placement in Sensor and Actuator Networks

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AMIYA NAYAK is a Professor at University of Ottawa in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). His research interests include fault-tolerant computing, distributed systems, and ad hoc and sensor networks. Nayak is the recipient of several collaborative research grants with industry and strategic grants from NSERC. He edited Handbook of Applied Algorithms (Wiley).

IVAN STOJMENOVIC is currently editor in chief of four journals (including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems). He has h-index 35 and over 5,000 citations. Stojmenovic was the recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK, and the Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa 2008–09. He has chaired and/or organized more than fifty workshops and conferences. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2008.

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