Wireless Sensor And Robot Networks: From Topology Control To Communication Aspects, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814551341
  • ISBN-13: 9789814551342
  • DDC: 681.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Wireless sensor networks have gained much attention these last years thanks to the great set of applications that accelerated the technological advances. Such networks have been widely investigated and many books and articles have been published about the new challenges they pose and how to address them. One of these challenges is node mobility: sensors could be moved unexpectedly if deployed in an uncontrolled environment or hold by moving object/animals.Beyond all this, a new dimension arises when this mobility is controlled, i.e. if these sensors are embedded in robots. These robots cohabit with sensors and cooperate together to perform a given task collectively by presenting hardware constraints: they still rely on batteries; they communicate through short radio links and have limited capacities.In this book, we propose to review new challenges brought about by controlled mobility for different goals and how they are addressed in the literature in wireless sensor and Robot networks, ranging from deployment to communications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Enhancing Routing Performance in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks through the Use of Controlled Mobility.
2: Accelerated Random Walks for Efficient Data Collection in Mobile Sensor Networks.
3: Robot-Robot Coordination.
4: Mobile Robot Deployment in the Context of WSN.
5: Substitution Network: Controlled Mobility for Network Rescue.
6: Energy Restoration in Mobile Sensor Networks.
7: Deployment and Redeployment of Wireless Sensor Networks: A Swarm Robotics Perspective.
8: Robot Cooperation and Swarm Intelligence.
9: Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks.
10: Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks: Challenges and Business Applications.