Book: Sensor Networks: Where Theory Meets Practice (Signals and Communication Technology)
This book collects very recent results in the realm of sensor networking. In particular, it links the theory of sensor networking with practical and implementation aspects. Such, it highlights how sensor networking represents a very interesting research/application area, allowing a researcher to apply his theories and a practitioner to "see" the theories behind his/her used technologies.
The idea of this book comes from the observation that sensor networks represent a topic of interest from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The title underlines that sensor networks offer the unique opportunity of clearly linking theory with practice. In fact, owing to their typical low-cost, academic researchers have the opportunity of implementing sensor network testbeds to check the validity of their theories, algorithms, protocols, etc., in reality. Likewise, a practitioner has the opportunity of understanding what are the principles behind the sensor networks under use and, thus, how to properly tune some accessible network parameters to improve the performance.