On Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Adam Czubak
  • Jakub Wojtanowski
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 64)


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are ad-hoc networks in which small independent sensor nodes have limited energy, computational resources and wireless communication capabilities. Recently, both academia and industry have shown great interest in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks. This paper focuses on the practical applications in commerce and feasible future employment of WSNs. Continued advances of wireless communication technologies have led to the following fields of applications: habitat and environmental monitoring, security of buildings and property, oil and gas installations, mines and tunnels, emergency medical care, military applications. In the near future WSNs will certainly enter our homes and offices changing the way we monitor our nearest surrounding.


Sensor Network Wireless Sensor Network Wireless Communication Technology Emergency Medical Care Smart Building 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Callaway Jr., E.H.: WSN: Architectures and Protocols. CRC Press, Boca Raton (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Tai, S., Benkoczi, R., Hassanein, H., Akl, S.: Implementation Guidance for Industrial-Level Security Systems Using Radio Frequency Alarm Links. In: IEEE International Conference Communications, pp. 3432–3437 (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Sang, Y., Shen, H., Inoguchi, Y., Tan, Y., Xiong, N.: Secure Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey. In: Proc. of PDCAT 2007, pp. 315–320 (2006)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Liang, B., Liu, Q.: A Data Fusion Approach for Power Saving in Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Proc. of IMSCCS 2006, pp. 582–586 (2006)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chiasserinia, C.F., Rao, R.R.: Stochastic battery discharge in portable communication devices. In: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Syst. Mag., pp. 41–45 (2000)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Chiasserini, C.F., Rao, R.R.: Routing protocols to maximize battery efficiency. In: Proc. of MILCOM 2000, pp. 496–500 (2000)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lattanzi, E., Regini, E., Acquaviva, A., Bogliolo, A.: Energetic sustainability of routing algorithms for energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks. Computer Communications 30, 2976–2986 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Keshavarzian, A., Lee, H., Venkatraman, L.: Wakeup scheduling in wireless sensor networks. In: Proc. of the 7th ACM Int. Symp. on Mobile ad hoc networking and computing, pp. 322–333 (2006)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Garey, M.R., Johnson, D.S.: Computers and Intractability: a Guide to the Theory of NP-completeness. Freeman, San Francisco (1979)zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Li, M., Liu, Y.: Underground coal mine monitoring with wireless sensor networks. ACM Trans. Sen. Netw., 1–29 (2009)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Horton, M., et al.: Deployment ready multimode micropower wireless sensor networks for intrusion detection, classification, and tracking. In: Proc. of C3I, pp. 290–295 (2002)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Swank, R.G.: Implementation Guidance for Industrial-Level Security Systems Using Radio Frequency Alarm Links, Westinghouse Hanford Company Technical Security Document WHC-SD-SEC-DGS-002 (1996)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Czubak
    • 1
  • Jakub Wojtanowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceOpole UniversityOpolePoland

Personalised recommendations