This book uses tutorials and new material to describe the basic concepts of soft-computing which potentially can be used in real-life sensor network applications. It is organized in a manner that exemplifies the use of an assortment of soft-computing applications for solving different problems in sensor networking. Written by worldwide experts, the chapters provide a balanced mixture of different problems concerning channel access, routing, coverage, localization, lifetime maximization and target tracking using emerging soft-computing applications.
Introduction. Introduction to Soft-Computing. Introduction to Sensor Networks. Data Link Layer. Energy Saving MAC protocol. Optimization of Sleep and Duty Cycles Scheduling. Link Quality Estimation. Network Layer. Cooperative Routing among Sensor nodes. Relay Selection for Energy Efficient Routing. Energy Efficient Clustering Methods for Routing. Localization of Sensor Nodes in Noisy Environments. Energy Efficient Coverage. Transport Layer. Transmission Control for Variable Loads in Sensor Networks. Transport Protocol for Congestion Control in Sensor Networks. Application Layer. Optimal Sensor Deployment. Real-time Monitoring or Situation Understanding. Robotic Application. Aircraft Sensor Management.