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Wireless Security: Know It All by Jon S. Wilson, Chris Lanthem, Frank Thornton, George L Stefanek, Timothy Stapko, James F. Ransome PhD, CISM, CISSP, John Rittinghouse PhD, CISM, Stephen A. Rackley, Chris Hurley, Tony Bradley, Dan Bensky, Praphul Chandra

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Chapter 7. Wireless Sensor Networks

7.1. Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks

Sensors integrated into structures, machinery, and the environment, coupled with the efficient delivery of sensed information, could provide tremendous benefits to society. Potential benefits include: fewer catastrophic failures, conservation of natural resources, improved manufacturing productivity, improved emergency response, and enhanced homeland security [1]. However, barriers to the widespread use of sensors in structures and machines remain. Bundles of lead wires and fiber optic “tails” are subject to breakage and connector failures. Long wire bundles represent a significant installation and long term maintenance cost, limiting the number of sensors that ...

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