Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9010742
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Sensor networks are type of computer networks composed of tiny, autonomous nodes equipped with wireless transmission and sensing capabilities. Sensor networks are revolutionizing a variety of applications such as environmental monitoring, home automation, and logistics. This new area of research combine current research trends from a number of different disciplines some of which can be named as hardware and software design, information and signal processing, and communication networks.

This course on sensor networks will introduce the characteristics of these networks and will mainly focus on networking aspects, protocols and architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks. It aims to provide a thorough description of the most important issues and questions that have to be addressed in a wireless sensor network.

In addition, this course will try to make the crucial aspects of these research fields accessible to the student. Through the assignments on academic papers about sensor networks, this course will also introduce students to the diverse literature on wireless sensor networks, and expose them to the fundamental issues in designing and analyzing wireless sensor network systems. Students will study related technologies and standards ranging from networking, operating system support and algorithms, to security and quality of service.