A cyber-physical system (CPS) is a network of collaborating computational elements which are integrated to control the physical world. Common applications of CPS typically fall under sensor-based communication-enabled autonomous systems, for example smart grid, autonomous automotive systems, medical monitoring, process control systems, distributed robotics, and automatic pilot avionics.
This is the first book in this new area and it uniquely focuses on sensor networks in cyber-physical systems. It has been peer-reviewed by experts in the areas of sensor networks and cyber-physical systems. Furthermore, the book describes how wireless sensor networking technologies can help in establishing and maintaining seamless communications between the physical and cyber systems--acquiring data, pushing data from the physical system to the cyber system, and routing decisions to appliances.
Cyber-Physical System Design with Sensor Networking Technologies is essential reading for researchers working on autonomous systems, sensor networks, and robotics and control. It will also be invaluable for advanced students studying these areas.