Best Reference Books – Sensor Networks

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Sensor Networks subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Sensor Networks along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Sensor Networks subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Sensor Networks" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Wireless Sensor Networks: Technology, Protocols and Applications” by Kazem Sohraby

“Wireless Sensor Networks: Technology, Protocols and Applications” Book Review: The book contains low-cost standards based sensors that promise a high order of spatial and temporal resolution and accuracy in many applications. It also has latest advances in science and engineering, also new applications in such areas as infrastructure protection and security, healthcare, energy, food safety, RFID, ZigBee and processing. It has an introduction that covers all the major technology, standards and application topics. It covers the basics of the burgeoning field, including current applications, research and development, communication and networking protocols, middleware architecture for wireless sensor networks, security and management. The book also illustrates how concepts are applied to the development and application of wireless sensor networks.

2. “Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach” by Zhao

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“Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach” Book Review: This book introduces the fundamental issues and technology constraints concerning various aspects of sensor networks such as information organization, querying, routing and self-organization. It also contains concrete examples from current research and implementation efforts. Examples include monitoring , industrial sensing and diagnostics, infrastructures and battle awareness. It also covers advances in micro-sensors, wireless networking and embedded processing and ad hoc networks of sensors.

3. “Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice (WSE)” by Waltenegus Dargie and Christian Poellabauer

“Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice (WSE)” Book Review: The book discusses what wireless sensor networks are, their practical applications and their anatomy. It also explains wireless sensor networks using a multidimensional approach. The first dimension focuses on wireless sensor nodes. The second dimension focuses on the networking aspect of WSNs and offers a comparison with the OSI model. The third dimension addresses the management aspect at various layers, focusing on power management, mobility management, time synchronization, task management and security.

4. “Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks” by Holger Karl and Andreas Willig

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“Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks” Book Review: This book provides description of the nuts and bolts of wireless sensor networks. Numerous practical examples, case studies and illustrations demonstrate the theory, techniques and results presented. Every chapter contains learning objectives, outline and summarizing key points.

5. “Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino (Community Experience Distilled)” by Matthijs Kooijman

“Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino (Community Experience Distilled)” Book Review: The book explains the concepts and builds upon arduino and XBee platforms to monitor and control your surroundings with the help of examples to form projects. It helps to create your own low-power, wireless network using ready-made arduino and XBee hardware and a complex project using the arduino prototyping platform. It explains how to interact with XBee boards using the X-CTU program on windows or linux and make your arduino boards communicate wirelessly, using XBee modules in the advanced API mode. It also shows how to centrally collect and store measured sensor data, in the cloud or your own database and connect the coordinator arduino to the Internet and send data to web services. It also explains how to control your environment automatically, based on sensor input from your network and interact with off-the-shelf Zi.

6. “A Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks” by S Swapna Kumar

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“A Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks” Book Review: The book contents cover the course on wireless sensor networks, their basic features and deployment of electronics. It also lists techniques of wireless sensor networks. It also explains how to build your own wireless sensor networks systems. It is a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of electronics and computer engineering.

7. “Wireless Sensor Networks – Signal Processing and Communications Perspectives” by Ananthram Swami

“Wireless Sensor Networks – Signal Processing and Communications Perspectives” Book Review: This book contains theoretical aspects of wireless sensor networks, signal processing and communication perspectives in the design of large-scale sensor networks. It also contains fundamental properties of large scale sensor networks, distributed signal processing and communication algorithms. Also covers novel cross-layer design paradigms for sensor networking. It also illustrates classical theory to an emerging field of WSN applications. It lists important analytical tools for use in the design of application-specific WSNs.

8. “Problem Solving for Wireless Sensor Networks: Computer Communications and Networks” by Hernando Garcia

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“Problem Solving for Wireless Sensor Networks: Computer Communications and Networks” Book Review: The book covers topics such as hardware platforms, radio technologies, software technologies network and deployment aspects. It discusses the main open issues inside each of these categories and identifies innovations considered most interesting for future research. It also lists the most important technological issues related to wireless sensor networks (WSN). Also covers ways of problem solving for wireless sensor networks. Book for graduates and researchers as well as practitioners.

9. “Distributed Video Sensor Networks” by imusti

“Distributed Video Sensor Networks” Book Review: This book covers computer graphics and simulation, image processing and embedded systems communications, networks and controls. It also has a large number of example applications. It covers research in areas of motion analysis, invariants, multiple cameras for detection, object tracking and recognition and activities in video networks. Also provides real-world applications of distributed video networks, including force protection, wide area activities, port security and recognition in night-time environments. The book describes the challenges in graphics and simulation, covering virtual vision, network security, human activities, cognitive architecture, and displays. Textbook for researchers and graduate students of computer vision and pattern recognition.

10. “Cooperating Embedded Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks” by Anibal Ollero and Michel Banatre

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“Cooperating Embedded Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks” Book Review: The book contains different system concepts of embedded systems. It covers important notions of control, heterogeneity, wireless communication, dynamics/ad hoc nature and cost. The first part of the book covers cooperating object applications and the currently available application scenarios. The second part discusses paradigms for algorithms and interactions. The third part covers various types of vertical system functions, including data aggregation, resource management and time synchronization. The fourth part discusses system architecture and programming models. It also covers discussion of the trends guiding current research how various shortcomings in the technology can be overcome.

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