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Wireless Sensor Networks

Application - Centric Design

Edited by Tan Yen Kheng

Printed Power LTD


Over the past decade, there has been a prolific increase in the research, development and commercialisation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their associated technologies. WSNs have found application in a vast range of different domains, scenarios and disciplines. These have included healthcare, defence and security, environmental monitoring and building/structural health monitoring. However, as a result of the broad array of pertinent applications, WSN researchers have also realised the application specificity of the domain; it is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to find an application-independent solution to most WSN problems. Hence, research into WSNs dictates the adoption of an application-centric design process. This book is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all WSN applications and deployments to date. Instead, it is a collection of state-of-the-art research papers discussing current applications and deployment experiences, but also the communication and data processing technologies that are fundamental in further developing solutions to applications. Whilst a common foundation is retained through all chapters, this book contains a broad array of often differing interpretations, configurations and limitations of WSNs, and this highlights the diversity of this ever-changing research area. The chapters have been categorised into three distinct sections: applications and case studies, communication and networking, and information and data processing. The readership of this book is intended to be postgraduate/postdoctoral researchers and professional engineers, though some of the chapters may be of relevance to interested master’s level students.

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Wireless Sensor NetworksApplication - Centric DesignEdited by Tan Yen Kheng

Published: December 14th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/658

ISBN: 978-953-307-321-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4539-4

Copyright year: 2010

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112930 Total Chapter Downloads

115 Crossref Citations

185 Web of Science Citations

174 Dimensions Citations


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1. Wireless Sensor Networks - An Introduction

By Qinghua Wang and Ilangko Balasingham


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2. Wireless Sensor Networks for On-Field Agricultural Management Process

By Luca Bencini, Davide Di Palma, Giovanni Collodi, Antonio Manes and Gianfranco Manes


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3. Wildlife Assessment Using Wireless Sensor Networks

By Harry Gros-desormeaux, Philippe Hunel and Nicolas Vidot


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4. Wireless Sensor Network for Disaster Monitoring

By Maneesha Sudheer


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5. Urban Microclimate and Traffic Monitoring with Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

By Romano Fantacci and Francesco Chiti


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6. Improving Greenhouse's Automation and Data Acquisition with Mobile Robot Controlled System via Wireless Sensor Network

By István Matijevics and Janos Simon


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7. Model Based WSN System Implementations Using PN-WSNA for Aquarium Environment Control in a House

By Ting-Shuo Chen and Kuo Chung-Hsien


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8. Wireless Sensor Network for Ambient Assisted Living

By Ramón Ruiz, Francisco J. Fernández-luque and Juan Zapata


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9. Monitoring of Human Movements for Fall Detection and Activities Recognition in Elderly Care Using Wireless Sensor Network: a Survey

By Stefano Abbate, Marco Avvenuti, Paolo Corsini, Janet Light and Alessio Vecchio


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10. Odor Recognition and Localization Using Sensor Networks

By Rabie Ramadan


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11. Modelling Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

By Jesus Antonio Llor Sirvent and Manuel Perez Malumbres


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12. Prospects and Problems of Optical Diffuse Wireless Communication for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

By Davide Anguita, Davide Brizzolara and Giancarlo Parodi


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13. Estimation of Propagation Characteristics along Random Rough Surface for Sensor Networks

By Kazunori Uchida and Junichi Honda


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14. Design of Radio-Frequency Transceivers for Wireless Sensor Networks

By Bo Zhao and Huazhong Yang


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15. MAC & Mobility In Wireless Sensor Networks

By Marwan Al-jemeli, Fawnizu Hussin and Vooi Yap


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16. Hybrid Optical and Wireless Sensor Networks

By Xiaoyin Li, Wei Pan, Jiangtao Liu, Zhen Zhang and Lianshan Yan


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17. Range-free Area Localization Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks

By Vijay R. Chandrasekhar, Winston K.G. Seah, Zhi Ang Eu and Arumugam P. Venkatesh


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18. Data Fusion Approach for Error Correction in Wireless Sensor Networks

By Maen Takruri and Subhash Challa


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19. Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks

By Jianxun Li and Yan Zhou


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20. A Gaussian Mixture Model-based Event-Driven Continuous Boundary Detection in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks

By Jiehui Chen, Mariam B. Salim and Mitsuji Matsumoto


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21. Monitoring Wireless Sensor Network Performance by Tracking Node Operational Deviation

By Yaqoob J. Y. Al-Raisi and Nazar E. M. Adam


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22. Building Context Aware Network of Wireless Sensors Using a Scalable Distributed Estimation Scheme for Real-time Data Manipulation

By Amir Basirat and Asad I. Khan


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23. Multimedia Data Processing and Delivery in Wireless Sensor Networks

By Javier Molina, Javier M. Mora-merchan, Julio Barbancho and Carlos Leon


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24. Imaging in UWB Sensor Networks

By Ole Hirsch, Rudolf Zetik and Reiner Thomä


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