Wireless Sensor Networks

Book description

Designing, implementing, and operating a wireless sensor network involves a wide range of disciplines and many application-specific constraints. To make sense of and take advantage of these systems, a holistic approach is needed—and this is precisely what Wireless Sensor Networks delivers.

Inside, two eminent researchers review the diverse technologies and techniques that interact in today’s wireless sensor networks. At every step, they are guided by the high-level information-processing tasks that determine how these networks are architected and administered. Zhao and Guibas begin with the canonical problem of localizing and tracking moving objects, then systematically examine the many fundamental sensor network issues that spring from it, including network discovery, service establishment, data routing and aggregation, query processing, programming models, and system organization. The understanding gained as a result—how different layers support the needs of different applications, and how a wireless sensor network should be built to optimize performance and economy—is sure to endure as individual component technologies come and go.

·Written for practitioners, researchers, and students and relevant to all application areas, including environmental monitoring, industrial sensing and diagnostics, automotive and transportation, security and surveillance, military and battlefield uses, and large-scale infrastructural maintenance.
·Skillfully integrates the many disciplines at work in wireless sensor network design: signal processing and estimation, communication theory and protocols, distributed algorithms and databases, probabilistic reasoning, energy-aware computing, design methodologies, evaluation metrics, and more.
·Demonstrates how querying, data routing, and network self-organization can support high-level information-processing tasks.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents (1/3)
  5. Contents (2/3)
  6. Contents (3/3)
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 Unique Constraints and Challenges
    2. 1.2 Advantages of Sensor Networks
    3. 1.3 Sensor Network Applications (1/2)
    4. 1.3 Sensor Network Applications (2/2)
    5. 1.4 Collaborative Processing
    6. 1.5 Key Definitions of Sensor Networks
    7. 1.6 The Rest of The Book
  8. Chapter 2. Canonical Roblem Localization and Tracking
    1. 2.1 A Tracking Scenario
    2. 2.2 Problem Formulation (1/3)
    3. 2.2 Problem Formulation (2/3)
    4. 2.2 Problem Formulation (3/3)
    5. 2.3 Distributed Representation and Inference of States (1/2)
    6. 2.3 Distributed Representation and Inference of States (2/2)
    7. 2.4 Tracking Multiple Objects (1/2)
    8. 2.4 Tracking Multiple Objects (2/2)
    9. 2.5 Sensor Models (1/2)
    10. 2.5 Sensor Models (2/2)
    11. 2.6 Performance Comparison and Metrics
    12. 2.7 Summary
  9. Chapter 3. Networking Sensors
    1. 3.1 Key Assumptions
    2. 3.2 Medium Access Control
    3. 3.3 General Issues
    4. 3.4 Geographic, Energy-Aware Routing (1/5)
    5. 3.4 Geographic, Energy-Aware Routing (2/5)
    6. 3.4 Geographic, Energy-Aware Routing (3/5)
    7. 3.4 Geographic, Energy-Aware Routing (4/5)
    8. 3.4 Geographic, Energy-Aware Routing (5/5)
    9. 3.5 Attribute-Based Routing (1/2)
    10. 3.5 Attribute-Based Routing (2/2)
    11. 3.6 Summary
  10. Chapter 4. Infrastructure Establishment
    1. 4.1 Topology Control
    2. 4.2 Clustering
    3. 4.3 Time Synchronization (1/2)
    4. 4.3 Time Synchronization (2/2)
    5. 4.4 Localization And Localization Services (1/3)
    6. 4.4 Localization And Localization Services (2/3)
    7. 4.4 Localization And Localization Services (3/3)
    8. 4.5 Summary
  11. Chapter 5. Sensor Tasking and Control
    1. 5.1 Task-Driven Sensing
    2. 5.2 Roles of Sensor Nodes and Utilities
    3. 5.3 Information-Based Sensor Tasking (1/5)
    4. 5.3 Information-Based Sensor Tasking (2/5)
    5. 5.3 Information-Based Sensor Tasking (3/5)
    6. 5.3 Information-Based Sensor Tasking (4/5)
    7. 5.3 Information-Based Sensor Tasking (5/5)
    8. 5.4 Joint Routing and Information Aggregation (1/4)
    9. 5.4 Joint Routing and Information Aggregation (2/4)
    10. 5.4 Joint Routing and Information Aggregation (3/4)
    11. 5.4 Joint Routing and Information Aggregation (4/4)
    12. 5.5 Summary
  12. Chapter 6. Sensor Network Databases
    1. 6.1 Sensor Database Challenges
    2. 6.2 Querying the Physical Environment
    3. 6.3 Query Interfaces
    4. 6.4 High-Level Database Organization
    5. 6.5 In-Network Aggregation (1/2)
    6. 6.5 In-Network Aggregation (2/2)
    7. 6.6 Data-Centric Storage
    8. 6.7 Data Indices and Range Queries (1/2)
    9. 6.7 Data Indices and Range Queries (2/2)
    10. 6.8 Distributed Hierarchical Aggregation (1/2)
    11. 6.8 Distributed Hierarchical Aggregation (2/2)
    12. 6.9 Temporal Data
    13. 6.10 Summary
  13. Chapter 7. Sensor Network Platforms and Tools
    1. 7.1 Sensor Node Hardware
    2. 7.2 Sensor Network Programming Challenges
    3. 7.3 Node-Level Software Platforms (1/4)
    4. 7.3 Node-Level Software Platforms (2/4)
    5. 7.3 Node-Level Software Platforms (3/4)
    6. 7.3 Node-Level Software Platforms (4/4)
    7. 7.4 Node-Level Simulators (1/2)
    8. 7.4 Node-Level Simulators (2/2)
    9. 7.5 Programming Beyond Individual Nodes State-Centric Programming (1/3)
    10. 7.5 Programming Beyond Individual Nodes State-Centric Programming (2/3)
    11. 7.5 Programming Beyond Individual Nodes State-Centric Programming (3/3)
    12. 7.6 Summary
  14. Chapter 8. Applications and Future Directions
    1. 8.1 A Summary of the Book
    2. 8.2 Emerging Applications (1/2)
    3. 8.2 Emerging Applications (2/2)
    4. 8.3 Future Research Directions
    5. 8.4 Conclusion
  15. Appendix A. Optimal Estimator Design
  16. Appendix B. Particle Filter
  17. Appendix C. Information Utility Measures (1/2)
  18. Appendix C. Information Utility Measures (2/2)
  19. Appendix D. Sample Sensor Selection Criteria
  20. Bibliography (1/5)
  21. Bibliography (2/5)
  22. Bibliography (3/5)
  23. Bibliography (4/5)
  24. Bibliography (5/5)
  25. Index (1/3)
  26. Index (2/3)
  27. Index (3/3)

Product information

  • Title: Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Author(s): Feng Zhao, Feng Zhao, Leonidas Guibas
  • Release date: July 2004
  • Publisher(s): Morgan Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 9780080521725