1st Edition

IoT Sensors An Exploration of Sensors for Internet of Things

By Vinod Kumar Khanna Copyright 2025
    312 Pages 191 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book introduces the basics of internet of things (IoT), and explores the foundational role of sensors in internet-of-things applications. Internet of things is a network of devices and objects: sensors, actuators, hardware, software, human beings, domestic appliances, health monitoring equipment, and other things connected to the internet, which is designed to operate in a coordinated fashion to receive, process and interpret signals and take appropriate action.

    It provides a seamless real-time interface between the physical and digital worlds by integrating sensors with networking, computation and actuation facilities. This book sketches a perspective of IoT with sensors at the focus of attention. Diverse applications of IoT that are destined to make an impact on our everyday lives in the near future are discussed.

    It presents a comprehensive overview of the most recent sensor technologies used in internet of things to make the reader abreast of the current advances at the frontiers of knowledge.

    The book will cater to both student and professional audiences, and will be useful for postgraduate and Ph. D students studying physics, engineering, and computer science as well as researchers, engineers and industrial workers engaged in this fast-progressing field.

    Key Features:

    •         Explains the basic concepts and important terms of ‘Internet of Things’ in accessible language.

    •         Provides an up-to-date coverage of the key sensors used in IoT applications.

    •         Explores IoT applications in smart cities, smart agriculture, smart factory, and many more.

     

    Vinod Kumar Khanna is an independent researcher at Chandigarh, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India in 1988. He is a Retired Chief Scientist and Head, MEMS & Microsensors Group, from the CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, India, and a Professor with the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Ghaziabad, India. He is a former Emeritus Scientist, CSIR and Emeritus Professor, AcSIR. He has worked at CSIR-CEERI for more than 37 years on the design, fabrication and characterization of power semiconductor devices and micro/nanoelectronic sensors. He has authored 20 books and six chapters in edited books. He has authored/coauthored 194 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also has five patents to his name.

    Chapter 1: IoT Architecture.  Chapter 2: IoT Protocols and Platforms. Chapter 3: IoT Sensors for Smart Homes and Offices. Chapter 4: IoT Sensors for Factory Automation-I: Tracking Components, Gaps, Alignments; Sticker Labelling; Proximity and Position Detection. Chapter 5: IoT Sensors for Factory Automation-II: Temperature, Pressure, Vacuum, Force, Fluid Flow and Level Measurements. Chapter 6: IoT Sensors for Traffic Control and Car Parking. Chapter 7: IoT Sensors for Energy-Efficient Power Grid. Chapter 8: IoT Sensors for Remote Health Monitoring. Chapter 9: IoT Sensors for Precision Agriculture and Farming. Chapter 10: IoT Sensors for Logistics, Fleet Management and Retail Stores. Chapter 11: IoT Sensors for Smart City. Index.

    Biography

    Vinod Kumar Khanna is an independent researcher at Chandigarh, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India in 1988. He is a Retired Chief Scientist and Head, MEMS & Microsensors Group, from the CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, India, and a Professor with the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Ghaziabad, India. He is a former Emeritus Scientist, CSIR and Emeritus Professor, AcSIR. He has worked at CSIR-CEERI for more than 37 years on the design, fabrication and characterization of power semiconductor devices and micro/nanoelectronic sensors. He has authored 20 books and six chapters in edited books. He has authored/coauthored 194 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also has five patents to his name.