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NEBP472: Wireless Sensor Networks

Description:This course provides an introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their design issues and strategies at the various layers of the networking stack. Sensor architecture and design. Medium access control (MAC), routing, and transport layer techniques in WSNs. WSN operating system model, and services. Sensor data management. RFID technology. Projects and experiments designed to setup and configure sensors and WSNs for use in latest applications such as sensor/actor networks, underwater and video sensors.
Credit Hours.:3
Text Book: Wireless sensor networks: principles and practice. Fei Hu and Xiaojun Cao. CRC press. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9215-8.
Coordinator: Imad Jawhar
Topics Outline:
  1. WSN basics: Introduction, and applications.
  2. Sensor hardware.
  3. Medium access control (MAC) layer.
  4. Routing and transport layers.
  5. Operating system, middleware.
  6. Sensor data management.
  7. WSN security.
  8. Special sensor networks and case studies (RFID technology, underwater, health care, etc.)
Outcomes:
  1. Describe the key hardware and software architectural components of a sensor mote
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the medium access control, routing, and transport layers in WSNs
  3. Explain the characteristics and components of the WSN operating system, middleware, and sensor data management.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of various applications and corresponding architectures that use WSNs.
  5. Explain the key security and privacy issues and strategies in WSNs.
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