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Designing Wireless Sensor Network Solutions for Tactical ISR

Designing Wireless Sensor Network Solutions for Tactical ISR

By (author): Timothy D. Cole
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781630813376

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This comprehensive resource demonstrates how wireless sensor network (WSN) systems, a key element of the Internet of Things (IoT), are designed and evaluated to solve problems associated with autonomous sensing systems. Functional blocks that form WSN-based systems are described, chapter by chapter, providing the reader with a progressive learning path through all aspects of designing remote sensing capabilities using a WSN-based system. The development and a full description of fundamental performance equations and technological solutions required by these real-time systems are included.


This book explores the objectives and goals associated with tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (T-ISR) missions. Readers gain insight into the correlation between fine-grained sensor resolution associated with WSN-based system complexities and the difficult requirements associated with T-ISR missions.


The book demonstrates how to wield emergent technologies to arrive at reliable and robust wireless networking for T-ISR and associated tasks using low-cost, low-power persistent sensor nodes. WSN is broken down into constituent subsystems, key components, functional descriptions, and attendant mathematical descriptions. This resource explains how the design of each element can be approached and successfully integrated into a viable and responsive sensor system that is autonomous, adaptable to mission objectives and environments, and deployable worldwide. It also provides examples of what not to do based on lessons learned from past (and current) systems that failed to provide end users with the required information. Chapters are linked together, in order of system assembly (concepts to operation), to provide the reader with a full toolset that can help deliver versatility in design decisions, solutions, and understanding of such systems, end to end.

: Introduction; Introduction to T-ISR; T-ISR Sensor Systems; Sensor Key Performance Parameters (KPPs); T-ISR Target Signatures & Identification Issues; WSN node Hardware; Data, Command & Control Communications; WSN Node & Wireless Self-Organizing Level Sensor Systems – Optical; WSN Node & Wireless Self-Organizing Level Sensor Systems– RF; WSN Node & Wireless Self-Organizing Level Sensor Modalities; T-ISR Sensor Architecture Engineering; Localization & Geolocation; Power Management; Security; T-ISR System Deployment; WSN Application to T-ISR Missions (Case Studies).

  • Timothy D. Cole

    is the president of World Bridge Innovations working with the US DoD, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He also teaches courses on ISR and laser radar for the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). He received his B.S.E., M.S.E.E in electrical engineering and his M.S. in technical management from the Johns Hopkins University and was a Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman.

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