Wireless Sensor networks

Subject description

Basic topics:

  1. Single – node architecture
  2. Network architecture
  3. Physical layer
  4. The sensor network protocol
  5. Transport layer
  6. Naming and addressing
  7. Time synchronization
  8. Localization and positioning
  9. Network topology
  10. Routing protocols
  11. Data centric and content – based networks
  12. LPWA network
  13. Satellite-based sensor networks

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The goal of this course is to gain the main knowledge about wireless sensor networks with their special properties (different processing and power capabilities).

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, numerical exercises and oral presentations. Special attention is given to active study and laboratory work.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • understand the principles of sensor networks,

  • use time synchronization techniques,

  • determine the position of the sensor in the space,

  • design a simple topology of the sensor network,

  • use an appropriate routing protocol,

  • select the appropriate transport protocol,

  • distinguish between data and content-oriented networks.


Application: Use of sensor networks in various scenarios (industry, general data acquisition, intelligent home,…).

Reflection: Learning and understanding the correlation between theory and its application to specific scenarios of sensor network use.

Transferable skills: Solving other conceptually related problems from the fields of communication and data acquisition.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Holger Karl, Andreas Willig, “Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks ”, Wiley, 2007, ISBN: 0470519231
  2. Ankur Dumka, Sandip K. Chaurasiya, Arindam Biswas, and Hardwari Lal Mandoria "A Complete Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks" CRC Press 2019 Number-13: 978-1-138-57828-9
  3. Waltenegus Dargie, Christian Poellabauer , Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice, Wiley , 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-99765-9

Dodatna literatura:

Abdulrahman Yarali,: "Wireless sensor networks (WSN)", 2020 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.,ISBN 9781536187267

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