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Wireless Sensor Networks
Architectures and Protocols

ISBN 9780849318238
Published August 26, 2003 by Auerbach Publications
358 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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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