WSN Application Scenarios

  • 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)


Wireless sensor network (WSN) technology is a new and modern technology that has already been implemented in a wide variety of scenarios, and its applications are growing every day. As models for mobile wireless networking become more popular, their appeal comes from the fact that they can operate autonomously without the need for an existing infrastructure. This great benefit can be seen even more clearly when looking at the many problems that the use of WSN technology solves. The applications of WSN technology have been classified into four main categories: environmental monitoring, health care, security, and additional applications. After we review the different WSN cases in these fields, we identify three of the most demanding and most representative scenarios to demonstrate the advantages of WSN technology and its boundless potential in today’s world. The technical analysis defines the use cases for multiple-target tracking, surveillance and vital sign, and environmental critical monitoring and specifies the user requirements and technical description of the network infrastructure and overall system that should be designed to support all three application scenarios.


Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Application Scenario System Administrator Wireless Sensor Network Application 
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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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