Courses Catalogue

Architectures And Protocols For Wireless Sensor Networks

COURSE CODE: TEL7209
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Telecommunications Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an essential study of issues and methods in wireless and sensor networks.Students will explore current sensor technologies by researching key areas such as algorithms, protocols, hardware, and applications. Students will learn about embedded operating system such as TinyOS, a prominent application development environment for sensor systems using Motes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.      describe the unique issues in sensor networks

2.      Describe current technology trends for the implementation and deployment of wireless sensor networks.

3.      Discuss the challenges in designing MAC and routing protocols for wireless sensor networks.

4.      Gain an understanding of WSN Standards and future trends in WSN.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completing this course, students are expected to:

1.      Demonstrate the ability to discuss the essential communication, control, optimization, and signal processing tools to cope with WSNs

2.      Design practical WSNs

3.      Develop a research project on WSNs