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Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Applications and Challenges

  • Erdal Cayirci
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Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 13)

Abstract

Wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) have found many application areas and already become a part of our day to day life. Technology and standards have almost matured enough to provide the required scale of economics for the cost targets originally set by the pioneers of the field. However, both industry and researchers need to continuously develop new solutions for the challenges introduced by novel deployment scenarios. In this chapter, the applications and the challenges of WSANs are presented after a brief description of the concept.

Keywords

Actuator Ad hoc network Autonomous Sensor Undersea Wireless 

Abbreviations

ADC

Analog-to-digital converter

AN

Actuator node

C4ISR

Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

CBRN

Chemical biological radiological and nuclear

CN

Collector node

ISM

Industrial, scientific, and medical

MAC

Medium access control

MIPS

Million instructions per second

SN

Sensor node

WSAN

Wireless sensor and actuator network

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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