Sensor Networks and Applications

Subject 433-654 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorial/laboratory classes; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

433-652: Distributed Systems

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Topics covered include: Introduction to sensor networks, attributes of sensor networks, wired and wireless sensors, sensors and networks design and deployment issues, bandwidth and energy constraints aware techniques for network discovery, network control and routing, collaborative information processing, offloading processing and data management tasks to computational grids, querying, and tasking, programming sensor networks, standards such as Sensor ML that provides the models and XML schema encoding for defining the geometric, dynamic and observational characteristics of a sensor, and applications in infrastructure security, environment and habitat monitoring, industrial sensing, traffic control, etc.
Objectives: On successful completion, students should:
  • have developed an understanding of sensor network technologies from three different perspectives: sensing, communication, and computing (including hardware, software, and algorithms) and their applications having potential to transform natural science, engineering, and social science disciplines;
  • be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.
Assessment: Term paper of 1000 words and presentation on selected topics in sensor networks during semester (10%), project work during semester (30%) and a written 3-hour examination (60%). All components must be completed satisfactorily to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing
Master of Information Technology

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