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Design Solutions for Wireless Sensor Networks in Extreme Environments

Design Solutions for Wireless Sensor Networks in Extreme Environments

By (author): Habib F. Rashvand   Managing editor: Ali Abedi
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781630811778

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This innovative resource introduces new approaches to diversify the practical use of wireless sensor networks. The book explores ways to incorporate wireless sensing techniques for use in unconventional environments, including harsh industrial working conditions, space, underwater and underground, using heterogeneous, agile and unconventional methods. It explores system challenges of working in these extreme locations, as well as designing for longevity, electronics and hardware issues, and facilitating infor+mation-flow in hard to reach areas.


Readers gain an understanding of thoroughput and interference trade-offs in these challenging environments. Wireless beamforming and the role of overlay technique for deploying wireless sensing are also discussed. Packed with illustrations, numerous worked examples and a list of references in every chapter, this book appeals to students and professionals seeking to gain insight into this emerging field.

Introduction to Wireless Sensing in Harsh Environments; Networking Wireless Sensors in Challenging Conditions: Thoroughput and Interference Trade-offs; Resilient Sensor Systems: Design for Longevity; Sensing System Challenges in Extreme Environments: Electronics and Hardware Issues; Sensor Design for Harsh Environments: Material Science Perspective; Wireless Beamforming for Extreme Environments; Role of Overlay Technique for Deploying Wireless Sensing; Information-flow in hard to reach areas: Source estimation using correlated streams; Wireless Sensor Systems for Underwater Applications; Underground Applications of Wireless Sensor Systems; Wireless Sensor Systems for Industry and Transportation; Space Applications of Wireless Sensor Systems; WSN Devices and Systems for Extreme Environments.

  • Habib F. Rashvand

    is currently a Professor and Director of Advanced Communication Systems at the University of Warwick, which focuses on involving global academics and innovative industries to build a sustainable global village. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kent in 1980. Dr. Rashvand has over 100 publication records, including books, research papers and book chapters.

  • Ali Abedi

    is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cooperating Professor of Computing and Engineering, and Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Maine, Orono. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2004. Dr. Abedi is a senior member of IEEE, the co-founder of two start-up companies and co-inventor of Wireless Sensors for Brain Injury Detection.

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