Wireless Telemetry and Low-Power Sensor Applications

  • Syed Kamrul Islam
  • Mohammad Rafiqul Haider


Wireless integrated sensors are becoming popular in recent years because of their broad spectrum of applications including biomedical, environmental, security, industrial, and so on. Integrating the wireless technology with sensors require sound knowledge of communication system, including various parameters, such as communication standards suitable for sensor applications, modulation schemes and low-power transmitter architectures to reduce the overall power consumption of each sensor node in a sensor network. A review of the recent work in this area suggests that the conventional transmitter architectures used for cellular communication are not suitable for low-power sensor networks. Considering the communication standards and power consumptions of each sensor node, different modulation schemes and low-power transmitter architectures have been discussed in this chapter.


Sensor Node Power Amplifier Modulation Scheme Matching Network Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceSonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA

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