1st Edition

Wireless Sensor Networks Architectures and Protocols

By Edgar H. Callaway, Jr. Copyright 2004
    358 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks
    Applications and Motivation
    Network Performance Objectives
    Contributions of this Book
    Organization of this Book

    The Development of Wireless Sensor Networks
    Early Wireless Networks
    Wireless Data Networks
    Wireless Sensor and Related Networks

    The Physical Layer
    Some Physical Layer Examples
    A Practical Physical Layer for Wireless Sensor Networks
    Simulations and Results

    The Data Link Layer
    Medium Access Control Techniques
    The Mediation Device
    System Analysis and Simulation

    The Network Layer
    Some Network Design Examples
    A Wireless Sensor Network Design Employing a Cluster Tree Architecture

    Practical Implementation Issues
    The Partitioning Decision
    Transducer Interfaces
    Time Base Accuracy and Average Power Consumption

    Power Management
    Power Sources
    Voltage Converters and Regulators
    Power Management Strategy

    Antennas and the Definition of RF Performance
    RF Performance Definition and Measurement

    Electromagnetic Compatibility
    EMC: The Problem
    Examples of Self-Interference
    The Physics Associated with EMC Problems
    Principles of Proper Layout
    The Layout Process
    Detective/Corrective Techniques

    Electrostatic Discharge
    The Problem
    Physical Properties of the Electrostatic Discharge
    The Effects of ESD on Integrated Circuits
    Modeling and Test Standards
    Product Design to Minimize ESD Problems

    Wireless Sensor Network Standards
    The IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate WPAN Standard
    The ZigBee Alliance
    The IEEE 1451.5 Wireless Smart Transducer Interface Standard

    Summary and Opportunities for Future Development
    Opportunities for Future Development

    Appendix A--Signal Processing Worksystem (SPW)

    Appendix B--WinneuRFon
    System Requirements
    Supported Features
    Current Status and Achievement
    Simulation Method and More Potential Functionalities
    Proposal for Future Work

    Appendix C--The MC13192: An Example Wireless Sensor Network Transceiver Integrated Circuit (IC)


    Jr. Callaway