Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are the essential infrastructure of the Internet of Things (IoT). WSNs are next step of the revolution that Internet has brought to the world of computing, entertainment, work, and human interaction. WSNs are networks of devices equipped with data collection, computing and wireless transmission capabilities. They are used for a huge variety of applications such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0 or smart grids. The focus of the course is on distributed algorithms for WSNs. The course starts with an introduction on applications and then presents the essential design methods for networking, data analysis, and control by WSNs.
The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge of wireless sensor networks (WSN)
After completing the course the student should
- Know the essential communication, data analysis, and control methods to cope with WSNs
- Analyze the performance of WSNs protocols
- Apply the design methods to practical use cases
- Be able to develop a research project on WSNs
Course main content
The focus of the course is on distributed algorithms (data analysis and control) and networking protocols for WSNs. The course starts with an introduction on applications and then presents the essential design methods for networking (how to transmit data), data analysis (how to perfom data analysis), and control (how to use the data in closed loop control) by WSNs.
- The wireless channel
- Energy Harvesting
- Distributed detection
- Distributed estimation
- Localization and positioning
- Time synchronization
- WSN control
Algebra, Analysis and Probability theory, including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B
The course is self contained.
The following books are only for reference. The course's book will be available at STEX and also distributed in pdf
- G. J. Pottie and W.J. Kaiser, “Principles of Embedded Networked Systems Design” Cambridge, 2005
- W. Dargie and C. Poellabauer, “Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks”, Wiley, 2010
- NL1 - Assignment, 1.0, grade scale: P, F
- INL2 - Assignment, 1.0, grade scale: P, F
- INL3 - Assignment, 1.0, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The problems of the exam will contain theoretical parts.
Requirements for final grade
4.5 points based on written exam and 3 points on homework assignments.
EES/Network and Systems Engineering
Carlo Fischione <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Course syllabus valid from: Fall 20
Examination information valid from: Fall 20
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