Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE6136 : Wireless Sensor Networks {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Susmita Das


Introduction to Sensor Networks, constraints and challenges, Advantage of Sensor Networks, Applications of Sensor Networks, Enabling technologies for Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensor Node Hardware and Network Architecture, Single-node architecture, Operating systems and execution environments, introduction to Tiny OS and nesC, Network architecture, Design principles for WSNs, Service interfaces of WSNs, Gateway concepts, Localization and positioning, Coverage and connectivity, Single-hop and multi hop localization, self-configuring localization systems, sensor management. MAC protocol for WSNs, Classification of MAC Protocols, S-MAC Protocol, B-MAC protocol, IEEE 802.15.4 standard and Zig Bee, Dissemination protocol for large sensor network, Classification of routing protocols, Energy-efficient routing, compression technologies for WSN, Data aggregation techniques.

Course Objectives

  1. To obtain a broad understanding of the technologies and applications for the emerging and exciting domain of wireless sensor networks,
  2. To get in-depth hands-on experience in designing and developing a real operational embedded network system.
  3. To design and develop foundational systems software, sensor-actuator-controller algorithms and network protocols

Course Outcomes

Compare analysis between performance and resources
• Assess coverage and conduct node deployment planning
• Determine suitable MAC protocol and radio hardware
• Design a secured, fault –tolerant, enrgy efficient routing protocol
• Build and configure a testbed for a sensor network.
• Describe and implement protocols on a sensor testbed network.

Essential Reading

  1. Holger Karl, Andreas Willig, Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Network, John Wiley and Sons , 2005 (ISBN: 978-0-470-09511-9)
  2. Raghavendra, Cauligi S, Sivalingam, Krishna M., Zanti Taieb, Wireless Sensor Network, Springer , 1st Ed. 2004 (ISBN: 978-4020-7883-5).

Supplementary Reading

  1. Feng Zhao, Leonidas Guibas, Wireless Sensor Network, Elsevier , 1st Ed. 2004 (ISBN: 13- 978-1-55860-914-3)
  2. Kazem, Sohraby, Daniel Minoli, Taieb Zanti, Wireless Sensor Network: Technology, Protocols and Application, John Wiley and Sons , 1st Ed., 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-471- 74300-2)