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Wireless Sensor Networks


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School National Graduate School in Computer Science (CUGS)
Division RTSLAB
Owner Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
Homepage www.ida.liu.se/~rtslab/courses.shtml

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Course plan


20 hours of lectures in two 2-day intensive sessions. Seminar discussions of research papers.

Recommended for

PhD students satisfying the prerequisites.

The course was last given

New course.


To obtain familiarity with the key concepts of wireless sensor
networks, with an emphasis on communication protocols.


Computer science and engineering or electrical
engineering Masters degree.


Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks: principles and applications.
Basics of low-power wireless communication and its implications.
Networking protocols: medium access and routing.


The course will combine lectures and in-class discussions of research
papers. The specific organization will depend on the number of

Maximum number of participants around 8, and minimum should be what CUGS considered worthwhile for reimbursing the costs.


H. Karl and A. Willig, Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor
Networks, Wiley, May 2005, as an introductory text.
Selected supplementary articles including:
A. Woo, T. Tong, and D. Culler, "Taming the Underlying Challenges of
Reliable Multihop Routing in Sensor Networks", SenSys'03
O. Gnawali, R. Fonseca, K. Jamieson, D. Moss, and P. Levis,
"Collection Tree Protocol", SenSys'09
D. Puccinelli and M. Haenggi, "Reliable Data Delivery in Large-Scale
Low-Power Sensor Networks", in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks,


Daniele Puccinelli


Daniele Puccinelli and Simin Nadjm-Tehrani


Home assignments on Motes and TinyOS.


6 points

Organized by

Simin Nadjm-Tehrani


We need to purchase the platform for the exercise which is estimated to be 16-20 Motes for 8 participants (e.g. CrossBow's TelosB nodes at ~150USD per node).

RTSLAB will cover the travelling expenses of the lecturer from the course proceedings. Additional support for the lab platform is requested from IDA/CUGS.

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