Networking Wireless Sensors
Wireless sensor networks promise an unprecedented fine-grained interfacebetween the virtual and physical worlds. They are one of the most rapidly devel-oping new information technologies, with applications in a wide range of fieldsincluding industrial process control, security and surveillance, environmentalsensing, and structural health monitoring. This book is motivated by the urgentneed to provide a comprehensive and organized survey of the field. It shows howthe core challenges of energy efficiency, robustness, and autonomy are addressedin these systems by networking techniques across multiple layers. The topicscovered include network deployment, localization, time synchronization, wire-less radio characteristics, medium-access, topology control, routing, data-centrictechniques, and transport protocols.Ideal for researchers and designers seeking to create new algorithms and protocolsand engineers implementing integrated solutions, it also contains many exercisesand can be used by graduate students taking courses in networks.
is an assistant professor in the Department of ElectricalEngineering Systems at the University of Southern California.