This book describes how to build wireless sensor networks, from the layers of communication protocols through the design of network nodes. It summarizes the multiple applications of wireless sensor networks, then discusses network device design and the requirements that foster the successful performance of these applications. The book discusses factors affecting network design, including the partitioning of node functions into integrated circuits, low power system design, power sources, and the interaction between antenna selection and product design. It presents design techniques that improve electromagnetic compatibility and reduce damage from electrostatic discharge. The text also describes the design features of the wireless devices.
Text describes how to build wireless sensor networks, from the layers of the communication protocol through the design of network nodes. Summarizes the multiple applications of wireless sensor networks. Presents an analysis of the technology that engineers and students need to design and build many new applications. DLC: Sensor networks.
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About the Authors
Edgar H. Callaway Jr.
received a B.S. in mathematics and an M.S.E.E. from the University of florida. Gainesville in 1979 and 1983, resectively; an M.B.A. from Nova (now Nova-Southeastern) University, Davia, Florida, in 1987; and a Ph.D. in computer Engineering from florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, in 2002.
Dr. Callaway joined the land Mobile Division of Motorola in 1984 as an RF engineer working on 800-MHz and (later) 900-MHZ truked radio products. In 1990, he transferred to Motorola's Paging Products Group, Boynton Beach, where he designed pasigned paging receivers for the japanese market.
From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Callaway was engaged in paging receiver and transceiver system design and was the lead receiver designer of Motorola's paging platform. In 2000, he joined Motorola Labs, Plantation, florida, where his interests include the design oflow-power wireless notworks. He is a Registered professional Engineer (Florida). He has published several papers and has had more 20 U.S. patents issued.