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ECE410 L T P C

Wireless Sensor Networks


3 0 0 3
Version No.: 1.10
Prerequisite: ECE308 Computer Communication

Objectives:
• To teach the basic and advanced concepts in sensor networking architectures and protocols.
• To expose the students to the recent advances in various wireless networks.
Expected Outcome:
Student will be able to:
The students will be able to understand the fundamentals and basic features of wireless sensor
networking.
Unit I Introduction
Advantages of Sensor Networks, Habitat Monitoring, Tracking Chemical Plumes, Smart
transportation, Collaborative Processing.

Unit II Localization and Tracking


Collaborative Localization, Bayesian state estimation, State space decomposition, data
association, Sensor models.

Unit III Networking Sensors


Medium access control – the S-MAC protocol, IEEE 802.15.4 Standard and ZigBee, Energy
aware routing – Unicast geographic routing, routing on a curve, energy minimizing broadcast,
energy aware routing to a region, Attribute based routing – directed diffusion, rumor routing,
geographic hash tables.

Unit IV Sensor Tasking and Control


Task driven sensing, roles of sensor nodes and utilities, information based sensor tasking –
IDSQ, cluster leader based protocol, sensor tasking in tracking relations, joint routing and
information aggregation – multi step information directed routing, sensor group management.

Unit V Sensor Network Databases


Query interfaces, High level database organization, In-Network aggregation, data-centric storage,
data indices and range queries, distributes hierarchical aggregation, temporal data.

Unit VI Wireless Sensor Networking


Introduction, characteristics, applications, technical challenges and design directions.

Reference Books:
1. Wireless Sensor Networks, Feng Zhao, Leonidas. J.Guibas, Morgan Kaufamann Publishers
2000.
2. Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, Dharma Prakash Agarwal, Quing- AnZeng,
Vikas Publishing House.
3. Handbook of Sensor Networks: Algorithms and Architectures, Ivan Stojmenovi & Cacute,
October 2005.
4. William Stallings, “Wireless Communications and Networks”, Prentice Hall, 2000.

Mode of Evaluation: Written examination, Seminar, Assignments.

Proceedings of the 29th Academic Council [26.4.2013] 374