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Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Subhas Chandra Misra
  • Isaac Woungang
  • Sudip Misra

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Bang Wang, Minghui Li, Hock Beng Lim, Di Ma, Cheng Fu
    Pages 1-26
  3. Lisa Frye, Liang Cheng
    Pages 27-45
  4. Jennifer C. Hou, David K. Y. Yau, Chris Y. T. Ma, Yong Yang, Honghai Zhang, I- Hong Hou et al.
    Pages 47-79
  5. Hannes Frey, Stefan Rührup, Ivan Stojmenović
    Pages 81-111
  6. Robin Doss, Wolfgang Schott
    Pages 159-181
  7. Abdul-Halim Jallad, Tanya Vladimirova
    Pages 183-204
  8. Vikram P. Munishwar, Sameer S. Tilak, Nael B. Abu-Ghazaleh
    Pages 205-238
  9. Hongwei Zhang, Vinayak Naik
    Pages 239-259
  10. Hai Liu, Amiya Nayak, Ivan Stojmenović
    Pages 261-291
  11. Can Basaran, Kyoung-Don Kang
    Pages 305-321
  12. Mohamed Moubarak, Mohamed K. Watfa
    Pages 323-346
  13. Hock Beng Lim, Di Ma, Cheng Fu, Bang Wang, Meng Joo Er
    Pages 347-377
  14. Yu Chen, Eric Fleury
    Pages 379-418
  15. Xiao-Hui Lin, Yu-Kwong Kwok, Hui Wang
    Pages 439-468
  16. Luiz Henrique Andrade Correia, Daniel Fernandes Macedo, Aldri Luiz dos Santos, José Marcos Silva Nogueira
    Pages 469-489
  17. Eric Sabbah, Kyoung-Don Kang
    Pages 491-512

About this book


Wireless communication technologies continue to undergo rapid advancement. In recent years, there has been a steep growth in research in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

In WSNs, communication takes place with the help of spatially distributed, autonomous sensor nodes equipped to sense specific information. WSNs can be found in a variety of both military and civilian applications worldwide. Examples include detecting enemy intrusion on the battlefield, object tracking, habitat monitoring, patient monitoring and fire detection. Sensor networks are emerging as an attractive technology with great promise for the future. However, challenges remain to be addressed in issues relating to coverage and deployment, scalability, quality-of-service, size, computational power, energy efficiency and security.

This highly useful Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks presents a comprehensive account of the fundamental concepts, new ideas and results in the field of WSNs. Offering a wide coverage of subjects, from core issues to specialized topics, this reader-friendly book provides a valuable reference for academics and practitioners alike. With its helpful teaching tools, it is also an ideal textbook for graduate students wishing to learn more about the topic.


• Provides an accessible, comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art technology of wireless sensor networks

• Offers a set of questions at the end of each chapter to help readers assess their understanding of the various concepts

• Includes reader-friendly discussions for practitioners, directions for future research, helpful lists of terms and definitions

• Designed, in structure and content, to aid the learning process with the intention of making the book useful at all learning levels

• Presents insight into the practical significance of these topics in real-world scenarios

• Supplies supportive presentation PowerPoint slides and solutions to aid lecturers at

Prof. Sudip Misra is a renowned expert in the field of computer networks and is currently working for the School of Information Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. With contributions by some of the most prominent researchers in the field today, this book will be an invaluable source of reference for researchers and practitioners in the field of computer networking. Its pedagogical aids further extend its utility in academia.

Key Topics:

• Energy Efficiency

• Routing

• Transport Control

• Fault-tolerance

• Quality of Service

• Scheduling

• Security


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Editors and affiliations

  • Subhas Chandra Misra
  • Isaac Woungang
  • Sudip Misra

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From the reviews: “This useful book dedicated to wireless sensor networks is the editor’s follow up to their recent guide to wireless and ad hoc networks … . The book presents general and specialized aspects of sensor networks … . This book is a useful introduction to the emergent topic of sensor networks. Its target audience is students at intermediate and advanced levels. Teachers can obtain from the publisher presentation slides for classroom use and a manual with answers to the questions included in each chapter.” (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2010)