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Wireless Sensor Networks

Architectures and Protocols, 1st Edition

By Edgar H. Callaway, Jr.

Auerbach Publications

358 pages | 80 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications