Networked Embedded Systems (ELEC5514)


This unit aim to teach the fundamentals concepts associated with: * Networked Embedded Systems, wireless sensor networks * Wireless channel propagation and radio power consumption * Wireless networks, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc. * Sensor principle, data fusion, source detection and identification * Multiple source detection, multiple access communications. * Network topology, routing, network information theory * Distributed source channel coding for sensor networks * Power-aware and energy-aware communication protocols. * 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. * Ability to identify the main issues and trade-offs in networked embedded systems. * Understanding of the state-of-the-art solutions in the area * Based on the above understanding, ability to analyze requirements and devise first-order solutions for particular networked embedded systems problems. * Familiarization with a simulator platform and real hardware platforms for network embedded systems through the Students involvement in projects.

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2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.


Through semester assessment (60%), Final Exam (40%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: ELEC3305, ELEC3506, ELEC3607 and ELEC5508 or equivalent

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