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Syllabus of Wireless Sensor Networks

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering


Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET)
Even Term 2018

Course Syllabus:
Course Title: Wireless Sensor Networks Course Code: ECE 4259
Course Level: 4th Year Prerequisite Course: ECE 4103
Lecture Time: Tuesday: 11:30 – 12:20 and Credit Hours: 3/2
Thursday: 10:40 – 11:30

Academic Staff:
Name Position Office Location Office Hours Contact
Dr. Monir Hossen Professor ECE 209, 1st floor 09:00 – 5:00 Cell: +8801714087380
New Academic E-mail: mnrhossen@yahoo.com
Building

Course Description:
Introduction: Features, Design challenges, Network architecture, Applications, Sensor deployment
mechanism, Topologies and characteristics.
Network and Component Technologies: Sensors, Coverage, Physical layer, Sensor platforms,
Reliable data transport, Radio energy consumption model, Power management, Synchronization,
Localization.
Data Transmission and Routing: Data processing and aggregation, Data storage, Node discovery
algorithms, Wireless sensor network routing, Proactive and reactive routing.
Protocols: Frame structure, Network clustering protocols, Medium access control protocols, Multi-hop
communication protocols, Congestion control and rate control protocols, Protocol overheads.
Dependability Issues: Collisions, Collision avoidance mechanism, Hidden node and exposed node
problems, Data congestions, Throughput, Security challenges.

Course objectives:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to
1. Obtain a broad understanding about the network architecture of wireless sensor network.
2. Understand all basic characteristics of wireless sensor networks and sensor nodes.
3. The principles of data transmission, clustering algorithm and routing protocols.
4. Understand different constraint of wireless sensor network, e.g., coverage, power
management, security and data collisions.
5. Design and development of new network architecture and MAC protocols.
Course Components: 
• Books
• Support material (s):
- Lecture notes
- PPT slides
- Websites, etc.
• Study guide(s) (if applicable)
• Home work(s) (if applicable)

Teaching methods:
- Lectures (PPT & White board)
- Discussion
- Question and answer (Q & A)
- Group works

Learning outcomes:
• Remember and understanding:
At completing this course the student should be able to:
o Familiar with the principle of sensor nodes, network deployment and architectures.
o Know the differences among different networks.
o Know the data transmission and routing protocols.
 Apply and Analyze:
At completing this course the student should be able to:
o Know the application of wireless sensor networks.
o Analyze or compare the performance of different routing and MAC protocols.
 Evaluate and Create:
At completing this course the student should be able to:
o Evaluate the performance of different MAC protocols and clustering algorithm.
o Obtain the throughput and channel utilization.
o Design the network architecture and MAC protocol.

Student Assessment Instruments:


 Class performance
 Class tests
 Home works/ Assignment
 Final examination

Allocation of Marks:

Assessment Instruments Mark


Class performance and attendance 10%
Class Tests 20%
Final Examination 70%
Tentative Course Plan:

Lectures Topic to be Covered Lecture/ Homework/


Class test
(1) Features, Design challenges, Network architecture. Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
(2) Applications, Sensor deployment mechanism. Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
(3-4) Topologies and characteristics, Sensors, Coverage, Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
(5-6) Physical layer, Sensor platforms, Reliable data Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
transport.
(7) Radio energy consumption model, Power Lecture/ Discussion
management, and
Class Test #01
(8) Synchronization, Localization, Data processing. Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
(9-10) Data aggregation, Data storage, Node discovery Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
algorithms.
(11-12) Wireless sensor network routing, Proactive and Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
reactive routing.
(13) Frame structure, Network clustering protocols. Lecture/ Discussion
and
assignment
(14) Medium access control protocols, Multi-hop Lecture/ Discussion
communication protocols. and
Class Test#02
(15-16) Congestion control and rate control protocols, Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
Protocol overheads.
(17-18) Collisions, Collision avoidance mechanism, Hidden Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A
node and exposed node problems.
(19) Data congestions, Throughput, Security challenges. Lecture/ Discussion/ Q&A

Expected workload:
On average each student needs to spend 1/2 hours of study and preparation for each 50-minute
lecture.

Academic Integrity:
You will be responsible for your own works or performances in this class. Any incidence of
academic dishonesty or violation of university ordinance will result in a course grade of ‘F’ for the
entire course.

Course Reference Books:


- Holger Karl and Andreas Willig, “Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks”.
- Yan Zhang, Jijun Luo, Honglin Hu, “Wireless Mesh Networking, Architecture, Protocols and
Standards”.
- Edgar H. Callaway Jr. and Edgar H. Callaway, “Wireless Sensor Networks: Architectures and
Protocols”.

Note:
I reserve the right to modify course policies using the guideline of academic ordinance of this
university, the course calendar and due dates.