CONTENIDO: Introduction.-- Architectures.-- Single-node architecture.-- Network architecture.-- Communication protocols.-- Physical layer.-- MAC protocols.-- Link-layer protocols.-- Naming and addressing.-- Time synchronization.-- Localization and positioning.-- Topology control.-- Routing protocols.-- Data-centric and content-based networking.-- Transport layer and quality of service.-- Advanced application support.- RESUMEN: Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks provides a thorough description of the most important issues and questions that have to be addressed in a wireless sensor network. Wireless sensor networks combine current research trends from a number of different disciplines - hardware design, information & signal processing, and communication networks to name but a few. This single resource makes the crucial aspects of these research fields accessible to the reader. The authors give an overview of the current state-of-the-art and put all the individual solutions into perspective with each other." "This singular text provides academic researchers, graduate students in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering, as well as practitioners in industry and research engineers, with an understanding of the specific design challenges and solutions for wireless sensor networks."--BOOK JACKET.