ECE Course Outline

ECE6615

Sensor Networks (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 6607 or ECE 6610
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Basics of sensor network communications. Applications, architectures, and communication protocols for sensor networks are treated in depth.
Textbook(s)
Akyildiz and Vuran, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wiley, 2010. ISBN 9780470036013 (required)

Topical Outline
Introduction 

Sensor Networks Architecture and Protocol Stack 

Factors influencing the design of sensor networks 

Sensor Network Applications 

Application Layer 

Transport Layer Protocols 

Routing Algorithms 

Medium Access Control Protocols 

Error Control Algorithms 

Physical Layer Solutions 

Localization and Target Detection Algorithms 

Time Synchronization Algorithms 

Sensor and Actor (Actuator) Networks 

Coordination and Communication Problems 

Underwater Sensor Networks 

Application Examples