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ISBN 9780849336744
Published November 16, 2005 by CRC Press
320 Pages - 116 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Advances such as 3-G mobile communications networks demonstrate the increasing capability of high-quality data transmission over wireless media. Adapting wireless functionality into instrument and sensor systems endows them with unmatched flexibility, robustness, and intelligence. Wireless Sensors and Instruments: Networks, Design, and Applications explains the principles, state-of-the-art technologies, and modern applications of this burgeoning field.

From underlying concepts to practical applications, this book outlines all the necessary information to plan, design, and implement wireless instrumentation and sensor networks effectively and efficiently. The author covers the basics of instruments, measurement, sensor technology, communication systems, and networks along with the theory, methods, and components involved in digital and wireless instruments. Placing these technologies in context, the book also examines the principles, components, and techniques of modern communication systems followed by network standards, protocols, topologies, and security.

Building on these discussions, the book uses examples to illustrate the practical aspects of constructing sensors and instruments. Finally, the author devotes the closing chapter to applications in a broad array of fields, including commercial, human health, and consumer products applications.

Filled with up-to-date information and thorough coverage of fundamentals, Wireless Sensors and Instruments: Networks, Design, and Applications supplies critical, hands-on tools for efficiently, effectively, and immediately implementing advanced wireless systems.

Table of Contents

INSTRUMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION
Measurements
Instrument Architecture and Instrumentation
Digital Instrument Hardware and Software
Sensor Technology and Advanced Sensors
Instrument and Sensor Communication and Networks
Industrial Instrumentation Systems
Noise and Distortion
Conclusion

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
Wireless Communication Principles
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
RF Components
Analog Modulation and Multiplexing
Digital Modulation and Multiplexing
Frequency Spreading and Multiple Access Techniques
Conclusion

DATA TRANSFER, NETWORKS, PROTOCOLS, AND STANDARDS
Data Transfer
Security in Data Flow
Network Essentials and Topologies
Protocols
Standards
Wireless Networks, PANs, LANs, and WLANs
Network, Data, and Information Management
Conclusion

WIRELESS INSTRUMENT AND SENSOR NETWORKS
Wireless Sensor Architecture and Network Design
Wireless Instrument Architecture and Network Design
Wireless Sensor and Instrument Network Design
Wireless Integrated Network Sensors
Plug-and-Play Sensors and Networks
Industrial Wireless Networks and Automation
Conclusion

WIRELESS SENSOR AND INSTRUMENT APPLICATIONS
Application-Specific Wireless Sensors and Instruments
Commercial Wireless Sensors and Instruments
Wireless Instruments and Sensor Networks in Research and Development
Industrial Wireless Sensor and Instrument Networks
Wireless Human Health Monitoring and Environmental Applications
Radio Frequency Identification
Consumer Products and Other Applications
Conclusion

BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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Reviews

"It is a wonderful way for a reader to quickly understand many of the important modern wireless communications in use today . . . I would recommend this book to electrical engineers new to the field of communications who want to learn about the fundamental concepts used in today’s wireless communications."

– In IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/ June 2007