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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CE 3200 - Wireless Sensor Networks

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Mass sensor networks are an important part of modern industrial, environmental, security, and military systems. Remote sensors eliminate the need for complex processing at each local node. Instead, processing can be completed at a distant master control computer. Remote sensors send information to control computers either by self-initiating a communication cycle or as a response to a command from the control computer. Wireless networking technology allows the sensor nodes to operate autonomously without a tethered connection. This class introduces the theories of sensor networks as well as common standards such as IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) and IEEE 1451. Topics are explored through lectures, homework assignments, and laboratory projects. (prereq: CE 2812  or EE 2931 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe fundamental networking topics like protocols, topology, addressing, and routing
  • Describe RFID technologies and their use in sensor networks
  • Describe IEEE 802.15.4 as a common protocol suite for sensor networks
  • Describe the ZigBee protocol stack including security and its use in sensor networks
  • Implement RFID and ZigBee sensor network components in the laboratory

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Dr. Russell Meier

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