Hardcover: 276 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (April 22, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
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This is probably one of the worst written and least useful book I've ever encounter. Badly edited (look at the TOC, chapters of 30 pages mix with single-page "chapters"), really badly written and disorganized in general. In addition, the pages look terrible, figures are low-quality and non-informative, and you get pages of useless tables taken from the standard.I have hoped to extract useful information in order to be able to get an overview on the physical and MAC layers within WirelessHART. Not having the standards texts themselves, I had to resort to this book. The physical layer is treated in two pages (!), then "in-depth" some "discourses" (i.e., random, non-organized stuff the authors have copied there) are given in further 4 pages (!), in a horribly written text full of incorrect formulations, see e.g. 8.1.2. Then two chapters later again some random "discourse" on the physical layer, which rather looks like some basic text taken from a communications systems textbook. So you get essentially 0 information, scattered over three chapters. You get absolutely no idea how the overall system or parts of it work.Overall, the book resembles to a low-quality standard text (which is really bad for a textbook), with randomly shuffled chapters. Not recommended unless you don't have any other option (at least from a networking perspective).
This was a great source for understanding the WirelessHART protocol. All my questions were answered, and then some.
Wireless Links has existed in the industrial environment for many years, however Wireless Sensing Networks enabled by WirelessHART are a complete new technology that enables a whole new range of applications for the process controls space. WirelessHART leverages the capabilities of the IEEE802.15.4 wireless sensing standard in a way that creates the most reliable an secure network for industrial applications.This book fills a gap on the technical literature as it cover in depth the underpinning of the WirelessHART Industrial Wireless Sensing Technology. Deji Chen and Mark Nixon did an outstanding job in presenting in a sistematic way the details of the IEC62591 Standard (also known as WirelessHART).
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