For all of the interest that wireless sensor networks have generated over the last ten years, there aren’t many examples to prove they’re actually delivering on this promise and anticipation. What’s missing? Deviating from the typical focus on routing and energy efficiency, Building Sensor Networks: From Design to Software tries to sew along the trail in the conceptual development of programs, on one end, to really complete applications in the other hand. With this shift in outlook, the publication examines significant facets of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) which aren’t frequently discussed in the literature.
Out Of Design Practices into the Networking Protocols that Glue Programs Together
The first segment, on layout practices, investigates other approaches to approach the activities of developing a proper WSN alternative to a program and assisting that development in a way which isn’t always tied to a particular program. The next segment, on networking protocols, exemplifies the effects of the intermediaries–that the “glue” of putting software together. Chapters look at approaches to deal with traffic, flaws in system clustering, and the coexistence of a WSN with different programs in a frequency band. The final part of this book delves into adventures with applications in chemical sensing, protection, international trade and safety, and ecosystem monitoring. Even though these programs may neglect the purist definition of a perfect WSN, they give invaluable lessons for the future development and deployment of WSNs.
Emphasizing the necessity to construct programs, the contributors’ current examples of what software of WSNs may look like and determine the constraints. Throughout the book challenges and illuminates your thinking regarding how to tame the complexity of designing a WSN program. It’s vital reading for anyone interested in future wireless technology.