Role of wireless sensor networks in emerging communication technologies: A review

Muhammad Islam, Syed Qaisar Jalil, Mubashir Husain Rehmani

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A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a deployment of several small-sized chips called nodes, equipped with sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, and pressure, and then cooperatively send back their data through the network to a central location for processing. WSNs are emerging rapidly and have a vast field of research. WSNs are cheap, smaller in size, and have intelli gent nodes; due to these characteristics, a number of emerging technologies are based on them. These emerging technologies include the Internet of Things (IoT), cogni tive radio sensor networks, cloud computing, cyber physical systems, smart grid, and vehicular ad hoc sensor networks. To the best of our knowledge, no work has been done in the literature so far to combine all these emerging technologies in a single source. In this chapter, our goal is to combine WSN-based emerging technologies as a single source so that reviewers can form opinions regarding these technologies

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Communication Technologies Based on Wireless Sensor Networks
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Research and Future Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781498724869
ISBN (Print)9781498724852
Publication statusPublished - 05 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


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