Wireless Sensor Networks

Edited by Shafiullah Alam Khan

© 2012 – CRC Press

About the Book

Acquiring data from the deployment area of sensors is not always easy, with multiple issues to be considered in dealing with wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A major issue is the limited resources of the tiny sensor devices, which are run with one-time batteries. Even if rechargeable batteries are used, they are not always easy to replace once the sensors have been deployed. Though many of the issues have been solved, many still remain. This book presents basic information on WSNs, current and emerging trends in research and development, as well as future expectations for relevant areas.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Types, Applications, Possible Future Scenarios and Applications

Physical and MAC Layer Functions and Operations, Current Status and Current Protocols Used

Network Layer Functions and Operations in WSN, Current Routing Protocols, Issues and Limitations in Current Routing Protocols, Future Enhancements, Requirements and Directions

TCP Functions and Operations, Current Status and Current Protocols in Use, Congestion Control, Issues and Limitations in Current Mechanisms, Future Trends

Basics of Qos, Qos Requirements and Current Mechanisms, Qos Issues and Challenges in Current Mechanisms, Future Trends

WSN Security Overview, Security Requirements, OSI Layers and Security Issues and Current Mechanisms, Limitations in Current Mechanisms, Future Trends

Intrusion Detection and Security Systems, Current Intrusion and Security Mechanisms Used and Their Limitations

Data Aggregation, Current Status of Data Aggregation in WSN, Data Aggregation Issues, Challenges and Future

Experiments, Case Study, Simulation and Modeling of WSN

Testbeds for WSN

Future Expectations and Future of WSN

About the Editor

Shafiullah Khan is with Brunel University, UK.

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan is with International Islamic Universtiy, Malaysia.

Nabil Alrajeh is with King Saud University.

Subject Categories

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