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Unit of study_

ELEC5514: Networked Embedded Systems

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 localisation; 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 analyse requirements and devise first-order solutions for particular networked embedded systems problems; Familiarisation with a simulator platform and real hardware platforms for network embedded systems through the students involvement in projects.

Code ELEC5514
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate proficiency in undertaking knowledge development, drawing on various sources and demonstrating the capacity to synthesise complex and at times contradictory information for the specific engineering projects assigned
  • LO2. write reports and make presentations to deliver technical and often complex material in clear and concise terms on specific engineering topics
  • LO3. assume diverse team roles with the purpose of working with a research paper on a specific topic in a group; exercise leadership, negotiation and receptiveness skills as a means to better draw out the knowledge and ability of other team members concomitant to one's own input
  • LO4. design a small scale wireless network using a systematic approach based on knowledge acquired and with the purpose of solving a clearly defined problem
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of topics in wireless sensor networks using principles developed
  • LO6. demonstrate proficiency in assessing and debugging wireless sensor networks and other system problems, using concepts and techniques developed throughout the course.

Unit outlines

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