Wireless Sensor Networks Technology Protocols and Applications
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Wireless Sensor Networks Technology Protocols and Applications

Wireless Sensor Networks Technology, Protocols, and Applications by Kazem Sohraby, Daniel Minoli, and Taieb Znati | PDF Free Download.

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Daniel Minoli has many years of telecom, networking, and IT experience with end-users, carriers, academia, and venture capitalists, including work at ARPA think tanks, Bell Telephone Laboratories, ITT, Prudential Securities,

Bell Communications Research (Bellcore/Telcordia), AT&T, Capital One Financial, SES Americom, New York University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute, and Societe´ General de Financiament de Quebec (1975–2001). Recently, he played a founding role in the launching of two networking companies through the high-tech incubator Leading Edge Networks Inc.,

which he ran in the early 2000s: Global Wireless Services, a provider of broadband hotspot mobile Internet and hotspot VoIP services to high-end marinas; and InfoPort Communications Group, an optical and gigabit Ethernet metropolitan carrier supporting Data Center/SAN/channel extension and Grid Computing network access services (2001–2003).

Currently, he is working on IPTV, DVB-H, satellite technology, and (wireless) emergency communications systems. Mr. Minoli has worked extensively in the field of wireless and over the years has published approximately 20 papers on the topic.

His work in wireless started in the mid-1970s with extensive efforts on ARPA-sponsored research on wireless packet networks.

In the early 1980s, he was involved in the design of high-resilience radio networks. In the mid-1980s he was involved in designing and deploying VSAT networks, including work on correlated traffic profiles.

Recently, he has been involved with the novel design of Wi-Fi hotspot networks for interference-laden public places such as marinas and has written the first book on the market on hotspot networking: Hotspot Networks—Wi-Fi for Public Access Locations (McGraw-Hill, 2003).

He has also been involved in the planning and deployment of high-density enterprise IEEE 802.11b/g/e/I systems and VoWi-Fi. He recently acted as an expert witness in a (successful) $11 billion lawsuit regarding a wireless air-to-ground communication system for airplane-based telephony and information services.

He has also done work on wireless networking applications of nanotechnology (quantum cascade lasers for free-space optics) and has just published a book on that topic with Wiley (2005).

Mr. Minoli is the author of a number of books on information technology, telecommunications, and data communications. He has also written columns for ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Network Computing (1985–1995).

He has spoken at 80 industry conferences and has taught at New York University (Information Technology Institute), Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Monmouth University (1984–2003). He was a technology analyst at-large for Gartner/DataPro (1985–2001).

On their behalf, based on extensive hands-on work at financial firms and carriers, he tracked technologies and authored numerous CTO/CIO-level technical/architectural scans in the area of telephony and data communications systems, including topics on security, disaster recovery, IT outsourcing, network management,

LANs, WANs (ATM and MPLS), wireless (LAN and public hotspot), VoIP, network design/economics, carrier networks (such as metro Ethernet and CWDM/DWDM), and e-commerce.

Over the years he has advised venture capitalists for investments of $150 million in a dozen high tech companies.

Dr. Kazem Sohraby is a professor of electrical engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he also serves as professor and head at the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Prior to the University of Arkansas engagement,

Dr. Sohraby was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T Bell Labs. He has also served as director of the interdisciplinary academic program on telecommunications management at Stevens Institute of Technology, and before that as head of the Network Planning Department at Computer Sciences Corporation.

At Bell Labs, he played a key role in the research and development of high-tech communications, computing, network management, security, and other information technologies area.

He spends most of his career at Bell Labs in the Advanced Communications Technologies Center, the Mathematical Sciences Research Center (Mathematics of Networks and Systems), and in forward-looking organizations working on future generation switching and transmission technologies.

In its golden age, Bell Labs was the world leader in research and development of new computing and communications technologies and has created numerous innovations in the advancement of communications and computer networking.

Dr. Sohraby’s contributions at Bell Labs, demonstrated by over 20 patents filed on his behalf and many of his publications, represent an outstanding benchmark in computer and communications technologies leadership.

Dr. Sohraby has generated numerous publications, including a book entitled Control and Performance in Packet, Circuit, and ATM Networks (Kluwer Publishers, 1995).

He is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and served as its president’s representative on the Committee on Communications and Information Policy (CCIP).

He served on the Education Committee of the IEEE Communications Society and is on the editorial boards of several publications.

Dr. Sohraby received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering has a graduate education in computer science and received an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Taieb Znati is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the telecommunication program (DIS) and in computer engineering (EE) at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prof. Znati’s interests include routing and congestion control in high-speed networks, multicasting, access protocols in local and metropolitan area networks, quality of service support in wired and wireless networks, performance analysis of network protocols, multimedia applications, distributed systems,

and agent-based internet applications. Recent work has focused on the design and analysis of network protocols for wired and wireless communications, sensor networks, network security, agent-based technology with collaborative environments, and middleware.

He is co-editor of the book Wireless Sensor Networks (Kluwer Publishers, 2004) and has published extensively on the topic.

Prof. Znati earned a Ph.D. degree in computer science, September 1988, at Michigan State University. He also has a Master of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University, December 1981. In addition, he earned other academic degrees in Europe.

Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the telecommunication program (School of Library and Information Science), at the University of Pittsburgh.

He recently took a leave from the university to serve as senior program director for networking research at the National Science Foundation.

He is also the ITR coordinating committee chair. In the late 1990s, he was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the telecommunication program (School of Library and Information Science) at the University of Pittsburgh.

In the early 1990s, he was an assistant professor at the same institution. During the 1980s he held a number of industry positions, including the position of system manager for the management of VAX VMS-cluster daily operations at the Case Center for Computer-Aided Design at Michigan State University.

He also held the position of network coordinator, with responsibility for the development of networking plans for the College of Engineering at Michigan State University.

Prof. Znati has chaired several conferences and workshops, including conferences and workshops on wireless sensor networks.

He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals in networking and distributed systems. He is frequently invited to present lectures and tutorials and to participate in panels related to networking and distributed multimedia topics in the United States and abroad 

Wireless Sensor Networks Contents

  • Introduction and Overview of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Applications of Wireless Sensor Network
  • Basic Wireless Sensor Technology
  • Wireless Transmission Technology and Systems
  • Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Transport Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Network Management for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Performance and Traffic Management

Preface to Wireless Sensor Networks Technology Protocols and Applications

The convergence of the Internet, communications, and information technologies, coupled with recent engineering advances, is paving the way for a new generation of inexpensive sensors and actuators, capable of achieving a high order of spatial and temporal resolution and accuracy.

The technology for sensing and control includes sensor arrays, electric and magnetic field sensors, seismic sensors, radio-wave frequency sensors, electro-optic and infrared sensors, laser radars, and location and navigation sensors.

Advances in the areas of sensor design, materials, and concepts will further decrease the size, weight, and cost of sensors and sensor arrays by orders of magnitude and will increase their spatial and temporal resolution and accuracy.

In the very near future, it will become possible to integrate millions of sensors into systems to improve performance and lifetime and decrease life-cycle costs.

According to current market projections, more than half a billion nodes will ship for wireless sensor applications in 2010.

The technology for sensing and control now has the potential for significant advances, not only in science and engineering, but equally important, on a broad range of applications relating to critical infrastructure protection and security, health care, the environment, energy, food safety, production processing, quality of life, and the economy.

In addition to reducing costs and increasing efficiencies for industries and businesses, wireless sensor networking is expected to bring consumers a new generation of conveniences, including, but not limited to, remote-controlled heating and lighting, medical monitoring, automated grocery checkout, personal health diagnosis, automated automobile checkups, and child care.

This book is intended to be a high-quality textbook that provides a carefully designed exposition of the important aspects of wireless sensor networks.

The text provides thorough coverage of wireless sensor networks, including applications, communication and networking protocols, middleware, security, and management.

The book is targeted toward networking professionals, managers, and practitioners who want to understand the benefits of this new technology and plan for its use and deployment.

It can also be used to support an introductory course in the field of wireless sensor networks at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels.

At this time there is a limited number of textbooks on the subject of wireless sensor networks. Furthermore, most of these books are written with a specific focus on selected subjects related to the field. As such, the coverage of many important topics in these books is either inadequate or missing.

With the ever-increasing popularity of wireless sensor networks and their tremendous potential to penetrate multiple aspects of our lives, we believe that this book is timely and addresses the needs of a growing community of engineers, network professionals and managers, and educators.

The book is not so encyclopedic as to overwhelm nonexperts in the field. The text is kept to a reasonable length, and a concerted effort has been made to make the coverage comprehensive and self-contained, and the material easily understandable and exciting to read.

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