Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks

Protocols, Services and Applications

  • Jukka Suhonen
  • Mikko Kohvakka
  • Ville Kaseva
  • Timo D. Hämäläinen
  • Marko Hännikäinen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 7-15
  4. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 17-26
  5. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 27-41
  6. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 43-59
  7. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 61-70
  8. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 71-77
  9. Jukka Suhonen, Mikko Kohvakka, Ville Kaseva, Timo D. Hämäläinen, Marko Hännikäinen
    Pages 79-80
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 81-83

About this book

Introduction

Wireless sensor network (WSN) is an ad-hoc network technology comprising even thousands of autonomic and self-organizing nodes that combine environmental sensing, data processing, and wireless networking. The applications for sensor networks range from home and industrial environments to military uses. Unlike the traditional computer networks, a WSN is application-oriented and deployed for a specific task. WSNs are data centric, which means that messages are not send to individual nodes but to geographical locations or regions based on the data content. A WSN node is typically battery powered and characterized by extremely small size and low cost.

As a result, the processing power, memory, and energy resources of an individual sensor node are limited. However, the feasibility of a WSN lies on the collaboration between the nodes. A reference WSN node comprises a Micro-Controller Unit (MCU) having few Million Instructions Per Second (MIPS) processing speed, tens of kilobytes program memory, few kilobytes data memory. In addition, the node contains a short-range radio, and a set of sensors. Supply power is typically obtained with small batteries. Assuming a target lifetime of one year using AA-size batteries, the available power budget is around 1 mW.

This book covers the low-power WSNs services ranging from hardware platforms and communication protocols to network deployment, and sensor data collection and actuation. The implications of resource constraints and expected performance in terms of throughput, reliability and latency are explained. As a case study, this book presents experiments with low-energy TUTWSN technology to illustrate the possibilities and limitations of WSN applications.

Keywords

energy-efficient protocols low power sensing sensor network services wireless sensor networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Jukka Suhonen
    • 1
  • Mikko Kohvakka
    • 2
  • Ville Kaseva
    • 3
  • Timo D. Hämäläinen
    • 4
  • Marko Hännikäinen
    • 5
  1. 1., Computer SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Suntrica Ltd.TampereFinland
  3. 3., Computer SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  4. 4., Computer SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  5. 5., Computer SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2173-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2172-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2173-3
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