Networked Embedded Systems (ELEC5514)


This unit aim to teach the fundamentals concepts associated with:
o Networked Embedded Systems, wireless sensor networks
o Wireless channel propagation and radio power consumption
o Wireless networks, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc.
o Sensor principle, data fusion, source detection and identification
o Multiple source detection, multiple access communications.
o Network topology, routing, network information theory
o Distributed source channel coding for sensor networks
o Power-aware and energy-aware communication protocols.
o Distributed embedded systems problems such as time synchronization and node localization,
Exposure to several recently developed solutions to address problems in wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous computing giving them a well-rounded view of the state-of the-art in the networked embedded systems field.
Student involvement with projects will expose them to the usage of simulators and/or programming some types of networked embedded systems platforms.
o Ability to identify the main issues and trade-offs in networked embedded systems.
o Understanding of the state-of-the-art solutions in the area
o Based on the above understanding, ability to analyze requirements and devise first-order solutions for particular networked embedded systems problems.
o Familiarization with a simulator platform and real hardware platforms for network embedded systems through the students involvement in project

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Laboratory 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ELEC3305, ELEC3506, ELEC3607 and ELEC5508

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