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Distributed Sensor Systems: Practice and Applications

Book Description

This book focuses on the distinct but tightly inter-related areas of development for distributed sensing systems

In this book, the authors discuss the technological developments lead by sensor technology, addressing viable new applications to inspire a technological evolution. Under the advanced and visionary approach of distributed intelligence, the authors focus on three distinct but tightly inter-related areas of developments for distributed sensing systems (DSS): firstly, the sensor technology embracing the conversion of the phenomena of interest into desirable form of signal such as electric, secondly, the interaction process between sensing points which requires immense intelligence loosely called networking, and finally, the adoption of useful maturing systems through potential applications for right impacts for a better life and a brighter economy. Furthermore, the book contains a number of case studies and typical applications illustrating the technical details, features and functions of the systems, as well as demonstrating their benefits and limitations.

Key Features:

  • Discusses the technological developments lead by sensor technology

  • Addresses viable new applications

  • Contains a number of case studies and typical applications illustrating the technical details, features and functions of the systems

  • Demonstrates the benefits and limitations of distributed sensing

  • Written by experts with vast experience in the field (both in academia and industry)

This book will be an invaluable reference for postgraduates studying related courses (communication engineering, engineering management, computer systems, industrial process, automation, design, environmental, urban, surveillance), R&D engineers, system and application designers, researchers, industrial project managers and engineers, and technical and strategic managers planning new products.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. List of Figures
  6. List of Tables
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. List of Abbreviations
  10. Chapter 1: Distributed Sensors
    1. 1.1 Primary Objectives
    2. 1.2 Historical Development
    3. 1.3 Trends and Technology
    4. 1.4 Distributed Intelligence
    5. 1.5 Classifying Application Areas
  11. Chapter 2: Smart Sensing Devices
    1. 2.1 Specification and Classification
    2. 2.2 Elementary Sensing Circuits and Devices
    3. 2.3 Actuator Interface Structures
    4. 2.4 Physical Phenomena Sensing Devices
    5. 2.5 Biological and Chemical Phenomena Sensing Devices
    6. 2.6 Other Sensors and Actuators
  12. Chapter 3: Smart Sensing Architectures
    1. 3.1 Smart Sensor Nodes
    2. 3.2 Embedded Operating Systems
    3. 3.3 Network Formation
    4. 3.4 Networking Protocols
    5. 3.5 Cross-Layer Optimisation
    6. 3.6 Inference and Aggregation
    7. 3.7 Case Study: Smart Camera Networks
    8. 3.8 Case Study: Collaborative Beamforming
  13. Chapter 4: Monitoring Well Being
    1. 4.1 Measuring Health
    2. 4.2 Managing Chronic Diseases
    3. 4.3 Case Study: Smart Shirts
    4. 4.4 Case Study: Geriatric Care
    5. 4.5 Case Study: Outpatient Care
  14. Chapter 5: Clinical Applications
    1. 5.1 Surgical Applications
    2. 5.2 Dental Applications
    3. 5.3 Scalp Applications
    4. 5.4 Post-Operative Applications
    5. 5.5 Emergency Case Studies
  15. Chapter 6: Smart Home, Smart Office
    1. 6.1 Application Requirements
    2. 6.2 Energy and Resource Optimisation
    3. 6.3 Smart Home Case Studies
    4. 6.4 Smart Office Case Studies
  16. Chapter 7: Public Safety Applications
    1. 7.1 Monitoring Airborne Toxins
    2. 7.2 Monitoring Forest Fires
    3. 7.3 Monitoring Structural Health
    4. 7.4 Monitoring Traffic
    5. 7.5 Case Study: Sink Location
    6. 7.6 Case Study: Congestion Avoidance
    7. 7.7 Case Study: Target Tracking and Surveillance
  17. Chapter 8: Geographical Applications
    1. 8.1 Farming Industry
    2. 8.2 Mining Industry
    3. 8.3 Transportation
    4. 8.4 Remote Sensing and Imaging
    5. 8.5 Earth Resources Observation
    6. 8.6 Underwater Sensing
  18. Appendix A: Further Details on Potential Devices and Systems
    1. A.1 Accelerometers
    2. A.2 Equipment
    3. A.3 Smart Sensors Devices
    4. A.4 Networks and Protocols
    5. A.5 Systems
  19. References
  20. Index