Wireless Sensor Networks

Mestrado em Engenharia Informática - Internet das Coisas
7.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 PL + 30,0 TP + 15,0 OT + 10,0 O

Lecturer
- Ana Cristina Barata Pires Lopes
- Luís Miguel Lopes de Oliveira

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
a) know the constraints of a sensor network.
b) Apply media access methods best suited to each situation.
c) Develop wireless sensor networks using the most suitable layer protocols.
d) Manage Wireless sensor networks.

Program
Introduction to ad-hoc and sensor networks
The characteristics and constraints of the physical layer of sensor networks
Media access protocols
Sensor Networks 6LoWPAN
Routing protocols
Mechanism for development and maintenance of sensor networks infrastructure
Reliable data transfer and data aggregation in sensor networks

Evaluation Methodology
The assessment is based on two components: i) theoretical (40%) and practical (60%).

Bibliography
- Shuang-Hua, Y. (2014). Wireless Sensor Networks Principles, Design and Applications. London: Springer-Verlag London

Method of interaction
Theoretical sessions to present and discuss the main concepts and laboratory sessions to solve real problems related with WSN and its services.

Software used in class
Cooja, Contiki, FreeRTOS