Tag Archives: sensors

New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Wireless sensor and robot networks : from topology control to communication aspects
By Nathalie Mitton, David Simplot-Ryl.
TJ211.W798, Lee Wee Nam Library

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. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Understanding smart sensors
By Frank, Randy.
TA165.F817 2013, Lee Wee Nam Library

Understanding Smart Sensors is a complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms. [As provided by Syndetics]

Chemical sensors and biosensors : fundamentals and applications

Title: Chemical sensors and biosensors : fundamentals and applications
Author:  Banica, Florinel-Gabriel
Call number: TP159.C46B217
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This is a modern introductory book on sensors, combining underlying theory with bang up to date topics such as nanotechnology and electronic noses. The text is suitable for graduate students and research scientists with little background in analytical chemistry. It is user-friendly, with accessible theoretical approach of the basic principles, and adequate references to further reading. The book covers up-to-date advances in the sensor field, e.g. nanotechnology, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, and quantum dots. It includes calculation exercises and solutions, and contains a guide to Laboratory Exercises essential for course instructors and for experimental projects. An accompanying website contains colour illustrations and Powerpoint slides.

[As taken from Syndetics]

New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Title: Fundamentals of sensor network programming : applications and technology
Author: Iyengar, S. S. (Sundararaja S.)
Call number: TK7872.D48F981
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This book provides the basics needed to develop sensor network software and supplements it with many case studies covering network applications. It also examines how to develop onboard applications on individual sensors, how to interconnect these sensors, and how to form networks of sensors, although the major aim of this book is to provide foundational principles of developing sensor networking software and critically examine sensor network applications. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Title:  Synchronization in wireless sensor networks : parameter estimation, performance benchmarks and protocols
Author:  Serpedin, Erchin, 1967-
Call number:  TK7872.D48S486
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Wireless sensor networks are set to play a key role in a wide range of civilian and military applications, with tiny sensors connected through wireless links performing various sensing, computing, communication, and control tasks in highly distributed systems. This book presents a critical element in the deployment of wireless sensor networks: the process of synchronization. It summarizes the most important clock synchronization protocols proposed for wireless sensor networks with special emphasis placed on deriving efficient clock offset estimation schemes and performance benchmarks. [As taken from Amazon]