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Wireless Networking Complete by Adrian Farrel, Bruce S. Davie, Larry L. Peterson, Pei Zheng

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Chapter 8

Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks

Anurag Kumar

D. Manjunath

Joy Kuri

Advances in microelectronics technology have made it possible to build inexpensive, low-power, miniature sensing devices. Equipped with a microprocessor, memory, radio, and battery, such devices can now combine the functions of sensing, computing, and wireless communication into miniature smart sensor nodes, also called motes. Since smart sensors need not be tethered to any infrastructure because of on-board radio and battery, their main utility lies in being ad hoc, in the sense that they can be rapidly deployed by randomly strewing them over a region of interest. Several applications of such wireless sensor networks have been proposed, and there have also been several ...

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