Wireless Sensor Networks

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Objective

The objective of this course is to focus on short range communications with emphasis on adhoc networks, wireless sensor networks and applications.

Course Contents

  • Short range communications: Personal Area Networks (PAN), Body Area Networks (BAN), Ultra Wide Band communications.
  • AdHoc Networks: Physical layer and transceiver design, MAC layer design, connectivity, topologies and routing.
  • Wireless Sensor Networks: Information-theoretic bounds on sensor network performance, detection and estimation, cooperative transmission, localization and positioning, energy efficiency.
  • Applications: eCommerce, safety, digital home, eHealth.

  • Swami A. (Ed.) (2007): Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kraemer R. & Katz M. (2008): Short-range wireless communications: Emerging technologies and applications, Wiley.