Sensor Networking Internet of Things

Authored by: Lauren Collins

Handbook of Sensor Networking

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  January  2015

Print ISBN: 9781466569713
eBook ISBN: 9781466569720
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The function of sensor networking integrates computation, communication, and sensing into a single, low-powered mechanism. Although the capabilities of a single mechanism may seem insignificant, the arrangement of hundreds or thousands of these devices tremendously advances technological opportunities. A sensor network comprises sensor nodes, linking physical and virtual objects through the exploitation of data capture and communication capabilities. The networks are able to collect sensory information with other connected nodes, oftentimes globally, and are efficient in performing certain processes either to make decisions or store useful data. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a concept where sensor networks allow devices, appliances, and transports to dynamically join the Internet to collaborate, track, and accomplish tasks. This chapter identifies use cases where object-identification sensor networking and connection capability serve as the basis for the development of independent cooperative services and applications.

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