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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 22. Wireless Sensor Networks

Self-organizing sensor networks hold the potential to revolutionize many segments of public security, environmental monitoring, and manufacturing. Sensors can be connected to form a network to enhance sensing capability. Like a computer network, a sensor network has a packet with a header flowing in a network of nodes (sensor nodes). This chapter presents the architectures and protocols of such networks, discussing the following topics:

Sensor networks and protocol structures

Communication energy model

Clustering protocols

Routing protocols

Case study: simulation of a sensor network

Other related technologies

We begin with an overview of sensor networks and explain some popular applications. We ...

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