Radio-Frequency Technologies for WSNs

  • Ana-Belén García-HernandoEmail author
  • José-Fernán Martínez-Ortega
  • Juan-Manuel López-Navarro
  • Aggeliki Prayati
  • Luis Redondo-López
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Many wireless monitoring and control applications are available for the industrial and home markets. Some hardware platforms are specialized for optimizing only one feature (e.g., high data rate, long transfer range, or low-power mode). However, the most restrictive parameters for WSNs are both power consumption and distance. This chapter briefly describes different radio-frequency technologies, although many of them are not appropriate or are not yet fully developed for WSNs. Therefore, only appropriate technologies are discussed in depth, and a brief overview of several integrated circuits from different manufacturers is included.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana-Belén García-Hernando
    • 1
    Email author
  • José-Fernán Martínez-Ortega
    • 1
  • Juan-Manuel López-Navarro
    • 1
  • Aggeliki Prayati
    • 2
  • Luis Redondo-López
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MadridSpain
  2. 2.ATHENA / I.S.I. Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge TechnologiesGreece
  3. 3.Métodos y Tecnología de Sistemas y Procesos (MTP)MadridSpain

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