Wireless sensor networks and applications

Yueh Min Huang, Meng Yen Hsieh, Frode Eika Sandnes

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Wireless sensor networks are collections of highly distributed, small, and lightweight wireless sensor nodes that monitor the environment or systems through physical measurement. Once the Zigbee and the IEEE 802.11 standards are approved and embraced, wireless sensor nodes will be capable of supporting interoperability among a wide range of mobile and fixed devices from different manufacturers. This paper reviews some of the fundamental mechanisms of wireless sensor networks including their architecture, topology, data integration, routing techniques, and applications. Sensor network applications include both military and civilian monitoring in both rural and urban environments. Wireless sensor networks hold great potential for improving control, conservation, convenience, efficiency, reliability flexibility, and safety in network environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancements in Modeling, Design Issues, Fabrication and Practical Applications
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume21 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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