Wireless Sensor Networks overcome the difficulties of other monitoring systems. However, they require further efficiencies for Outdoor Environment Monitoring (OEM) applications due to their harsh operational conditions, huge targeted areas, limited energy budget, and required 3D setups. A fundamental issue in defeating these practical challenges is deployment planning. The deployment plan is a key factor of many intrinsic properties of OEM networks, summarized in connectivity, lifetime, fault-tolerance, and cost-effectiveness. This book investigates the problem of WSNs deployments that address these properties in order to overcome the unique challenges and circumstances in OEM applications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks in Outdoor Environment Monitoring: An Overview
Chapter 3 Efficient Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks Targeting Environment Monitoring Applications
Chapter 4 Optimized Relay Placement for Wireless Sensor Networks Federation in Environmental Applications
Chapter 5 Towards Augmenting Federated Wireless Sensor Networks in Forestry Applications
Chapter 6 Optimized Hexagon-Based Deployment for Large-Scale Ubiquitous Sensor Networks
Chapter 7 Towards Prolonged Lifetime for Deployed Wireless Sensor Networks in Outdoor Environment Monitoring
Chapter 8 Path Planning for Mobile Data Collectors in Future Cities
Chapter 9 Conclusions and Future Directions
FADI AL-TURJMAN received his Ph.D. degree in computing science from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, in 2011. He is a leading authority in the areas of smart/cognitive, wireless and mobile networks architecture, protocols, deployments, and performance evaluation. His record spans more than 100 publications in journals, conferences, patents, books, and book chapters, in addition to numerous keynotes and plenary talks at flagship venues, including the IEEE ICC, LCN, GLOBECOM, and IWCMC conferences. He is also a visiting associate professor at METU, Northern Cyprus Campus, and adjunct at Queen’s University in Canada. He has received several recognitions and best papers’ awards at top international conferences, and led a number of international symposia and workshops in flagship ComSoc conferences. Recently, he published his book entitled: "Cognitive Sensors & IoT: Architecture, Deployment, and Data Delivery" with Taylor and Francis, CRC New York (a top tier publisher in the area). Since 2007, he has been working on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) projects related to remote monitoring, as well as Smart Cities related deployments and data-delivery protocols using integrated RFID-Sensor Networks (RSNs). Through interactions with many environmental entities in Canada, such as Ontario forests and Syncrude oil outdoor facilities in Alberta, he spent lots of efforts on the design and development of novel sensors platforms that can be used in several smart systems including and not limited to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), smart buildings, and advanced environmental applications.