Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends

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Features

    • Reviews basic information, discusses current trends in research and development, and posits future expectations in the relevant areas
    • Examines WSN storage issues and applications
    • Reviews medium access control (MAC) layer issues
    • Explores position estimation, energy-centric simulation, and quality of service issues
    • Discusses protocols, data gathering, and security
    • Includes diversity of coverage, with discussions on power usage, unattended operation, extreme environments, and routing

    Summary

    Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) utilize fast, cheap, and effective applications to imitate the human intelligence capability of sensing on a wider distributed scale. But acquiring data from the deployment area of a WSN is not always easy and multiple issues arise, including the limited resources of sensor devices run with one-time batteries. Additional WSN concerns include the external environment, routing, data aggregation, and ensuring quality of service (QoS) and security. Solutions have been developed for various types of application scenarios, but many problems still remain as open research challenges. Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends covers the various issues associated with WSNs, including their structure, activities, and applications.

    Bringing together the contributions of researchers and experts in the field, this book explores:

    • Applications of WSNs, data-centric storage, environmental forest monitoring, and the fundamentals of wireless body area networks
    • Mobile medium access control (MAC) protocols, cooperative diversity sensor systems, and WSNs operating in IEEE 802.11 networks
    • Location and position estimation in WSNs, techniques used in localization algorithms, and localization schemes
    • Energy-centric simulation and design space exploration
    • The fundamentals of MAC protocols and specific requirements and problems
    • Protocols and data gathering
    • Privacy and security issues in WSNs, solutions based on watermarking, and proposed work on intrusion detection systems (IDS) in WSNs

    Reviewing current trends in research and development as well as future expectations in the relevant areas, this book is a valuable reference for students, graduates, academics, researchers of computer science, and engineers, whether working in professional organizations or research institutions.

    Table of Contents

    Wireless Sensor Networks: Storage Issues and Applications
    A Review of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks; Habib M. Ammari, Nicholas Gomes, William Grosky, Matthew Jacques, Bruce Maxim, and David Yoon
    Data-Centric Storage in Wireless Sensor Networks; Khandakar Ahmed and Mark A. Gregory
    Environmental Forest Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey; Mohammad A. Azim, Fatemeh M. Kiaie, and Mohamed H. Ahmed
    Fundamentals of Wireless Body Area Networks; Tabassum Waheed, Faisal Karim Shaikh, and Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry
    Medium Access Control (Mac) Layer Issues
    Mobile Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks; Bilal Muhammad Khan and Falah H. Ali
    Cooperative Transmission Techniques and Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks; Vasileios K. Sakarellos, Dimitrios Skraparlis, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
    Adapting Multichannel Assignment and IEEE 802.11 Networks to Operate in Wireless Sensor Networks Environment; Carlene Campbell, Howard Senior, Kok-Keong Loo, and Brian Moore
    Position Estimation, Energy-Centric Simulation, and Quality of Service Issues
    Location and Position Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks; Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam and Muhammad Naeem Ayyaz
    Energy-Centric Simulation and Design Space Exploration for Wireless Sensor Networks; Fabien Mieyeville, David Navarro, Wan Du, and Mihai Galos
    Quality of Service MAC for Wireless Sensor Networks; Bilal Muhammad Khan and Rabia Bilal
    Protocols and Data Gathering Issues
    An Investigation on Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks; A. K. Dwivedi and O. P. Vyas
    Data Gathering and Data Management Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks; M. Bala Krishna and M. N. Doja
    Data Gathering Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks; Natarajan Meghanathan
    Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions; Arijit Ukil
    Security in Wireless Sensor Networks; Jaydip Sen
    Security in Wireless Video Sensor Networks Based on Watermarking Techniques; Noreen Imran, Boon-Chong Seet, and A. C. M. Fong
    Intrusion Detection and Prevention in Wireless Sensor Networks; Abror Abduvaliyev, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Jianying Zhou, Rodrigo Roman, and Wai-Choong Wong
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