Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach [NOOK Book]

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Information processing in sensor networks is a rapidly emerging area of computer science and electrical engineering research. Because of advances in micro-sensors, wireless networking and embedded processing, ad hoc networks of sensor are becoming increasingly available for commercial, military, and homeland security applications. Examples include monitoring (e.g., traffic, habitat, security), industrail sensing and diagnostics (e.g., factory, appliances), infrastructures (i.e., power grid, water distribution, ...
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Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach

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Overview

Information processing in sensor networks is a rapidly emerging area of computer science and electrical engineering research. Because of advances in micro-sensors, wireless networking and embedded processing, ad hoc networks of sensor are becoming increasingly available for commercial, military, and homeland security applications. Examples include monitoring (e.g., traffic, habitat, security), industrail sensing and diagnostics (e.g., factory, appliances), infrastructures (i.e., power grid, water distribution, waste disposal) and battle awareness (e.g., multi-target tracking). This book introduces practitioners to the fundamental issues and technology constraints concerning various aspects of sensor networks such as information organization, querying, routing, and self-organization using concrete examples and does so by using concrete examples from current research and implementation efforts.

* PROVIDES COMMON VOCABULARY AND CONCRETE EXAMPLES to prepare practitioners for further research and implementation.
* DESCRIBES AND UNIFIES the many different approaches to sensor network design.
* DEVELOPS COMMON FRAMEWORK AND SET OF METRICS to compare and evaluate various solutions to sensor network design problems.

Audience: Sensor networking and embedded systems professionals including development engineers, research scientists, system architects, etc., in a wide variety of companies from the defense industry to the home computing and electronics industry.

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Editorial Reviews

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Zhao and Guibas provide an excellent foundation for embarking on understanding and building these new systems.—Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Corporation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080521725
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/21/2004
  • Series: Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Feng Zhao is a senior researcher at Microsoft, where he manages the Networked Embedded Computing Group. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and has taught at at Stanford University and Ohio State University. Dr. Zhao was a principal scientist at Xerox PARC and directed PARC’s sensor network research effort. He is serving as the Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.

Professor Guibas heads the Geometric Computation group in the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, where he works on algorithms for sensing, modeling, reasoning about, rendering, and acting on the physical world. He is well-known for his work in computational geometry, computer graphics, and discrete algorithms. Professor Guibas obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford, has worked at PARC, MIT, and DEC/SRC, and was recently elected an ACM Fellow.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Canonical problem: localization and tracking; Networking sensor networks; Synchronization and localization; Sensor tasking and control; Sensor network database; Sensor network platforms and tools; Application and future direction
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