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Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks

Concepts, Integration, and Case Studies

By Liljana Gavrilovska , Srdjan Krco , Veljko Milutinovic , Ivan Stojmenovic , Roman Trobec

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This hands-on introduction to WSN systems development covers a broad range of topics in the field, with contributions from researchers involved in the ProSense project.  It emphasizes the practical knowledge required for the successful implementation of WSNs.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8499-6509-5
  • 292 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: October 5, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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It is a general trend in computing that computers are becoming ever smaller and ever more interconnected. Sensor networks – large networks of small, simple devices – are a logical extreme of this trend. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are attracting an increasing degree of research interest, with a growing number of industrial applications starting to emerge. Two of these applications, personal health monitoring and emergency/disaster recovery, are the focus of the European Commission project ProSense: Promote, Mobilize, Reinforce and Integrate Wireless Sensor Networking Research and Researchers. This hands-on introduction to WSN systems development presents a broad coverage of topics in the field, contributed by researchers involved in the ProSense project. An emphasis is placed on the practical knowledge required for the successful implementation of WSNs. Divided into four parts, the first part covers basic issues of sensors, software, and position-based routing protocols. Part two focuses on multidisciplinary issues, including sensor network integration, mobility aspects, georouting, medical applications, and vehicular sensor networks. The remaining two parts present case studies and further applications. Topics and features: presents a broad overview of WSN technology, including an introduction to sensor and sensing technologies; contains an extensive section on case studies, providing details of the development of a number of WSN applications; discusses frameworks for WSN systems integration, through which WSN technology will become fundamental to the Future Internet concept; investigates real-world applications of WSN systems in medical and vehicular sensor networks; with a Foreword by the Nobel Laurate Professor Martin Perl of Stanford University. Providing holistic coverage of WSN technology, this text/reference will enable graduate students of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications to master the specific domains of this emerging area. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners interested in entering the field.
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Table of Contents

  1. Intoduction: A Bird’s Eye View of Wireless Sensor Networks.
  3. Sensors.
  4. Software Issues.
  5. Position
  6. Based Routing Protocols.
  8. Sensor Networks Integration.
  9. Mobility Aspects in WSN.
  10. Modelling for Georouting in Multihop Wireless Networks.
  11. Medical Applications of WSNs.
  12. Optimized Placing of ECG Electrodes in WSN Applications.
  13. Vehicular Sensor Networks: General Aspects and Implementation Issues.
  15. FEEIT WSN Testbed: Effective System for Providing Emergency Situations’ Prevention and Surveillance.
  16. ETF WSN Testbed: Practical Health Enhancing Application of WSNs.
  18. Ubiquitous Sensor Networks.
  19. eMuseum.
  20. The PAR Logistics Solver Problem.

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