13M031BSM - Wireless Sensor Networks

Course specification
Course title Wireless Sensor Networks
Acronym 13M031BSM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition No prerequisites
The goal Introducing students with current technologies, research and practical implementations of wireless sensors networks (WSN). Understanding and analysis of concepts, architecture, applications and E2E (end to end) and distributed protocols in WSN. Capacitate students to understand WSN design principles, integration into the modern ICT systems and to develop actual solutions for specific applications.
The outcome Students should be able to: - understand the concepts, architecture, applications and design of WSN, - Self-improve knowledge and conduct research in the field of WSN, - engage in development of devices and software for specific applications, - participate in WSN integration into ICT networks, intelligent environments and Internet of Things systems, or in design of WSN solutions and applications.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures The concept, working principles and architecture of wireless sensor networks (WSN). Standardization. Requirements and challenges in WSN design. Requirements and implementation of network layers in WSN. Wireless technologies for WSN. Data aggregation and fusion. Security, localization and mobility. Integration into ICT networks. Research in a field of WSN. Design examples for specific applications.
Contents of exercises Auditory exercises with overview and analysis of hardware/software platforms for the WSN development, platforms for dynamic integration and management of intelligent objects and principles of integration into the ICT and IoT networks. Analysis of existing testbeds, experiments and applications. Practical classes, demonstrations and exercises in the laboratory. Independent or team work on projects.
  1. I. F. Akylidiz, and M.C. Vuran, Wireless Sensor Networks, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., London, 2010. (Original title)
  2. W. Dargie, and C. Poellabauer, Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., London, 2010. (Original title)
  3. J. R. Raol, Multi-sensor data fusion with MATLAB. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2010. (Original title)
  4. R.R. Selmic, V.V. Phoha, and A. Serwadda, Wireless Sensor Networks: Security, Coverage and Localization, Springer, 2016. (Original title)
  5. H.M.A. Fahmy, Wireless Sensor Networks: Concepts, Applications, Experimentation and Analysis, Springer, 2016. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises with specific examples, practical classes and exercises within the laboratory. Independent and group (team) work on project development and/or homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 50