CS4222
WIRELESS COMPUTING & SENSOR NETWORKS (2007/2008, Semester 1) 

 MODULE OUTLINE Created: 30-Jul-2007, Updated: 30-Jul-2007
 
Module Code CS4222
Module Title WIRELESS COMPUTING & SENSOR NETWORKS
Semester Semester 1, 2007/2008
Modular Credits --
Faculty School of Computing
Department Computer Science
Timetable Timetable/Teaching Staff
Module Facilitators
ASSOC PROF Chan Mun Choon Lecturer
DR Anand Bhojan Co-Lecturer
ASSOC PROF Leong Hon Wai Coordinator
DR Xu Yunjie Coordinator
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 LEARNING OUTCOMES Top
This primary goal of this module is to introduce students to two major types of wireless networks. First, concepts in cellular networking, including the various generations of cellular networks are introduced. Important concepts related to the design of air interfaces, MAC protocol, QoS, spectrum allocation, mobility management are presented. Second, the students are introduced to the emerging area of sensor networks. Here, the major topic covered are MAC, routing and transport protocols. In this module, there is a strong emphasis on exposing students to practical network system issues by encouraging them to build software prototypes as part of their assessments.


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 SCHEDULE Top
17/8 Introduction
24/8 Cellular Networks
31/8 Programming on Cellphone
7/9    Programming on Cellphone
14/9 WLAN
21/9 Sensor networks (application/intro to TinyOS)
28/9 Mid-Semester Break
75/10 Programming/energy constraints
12/10   MAC
19/10   MAC
26/10   Routing
02/11   Congestion Control
09/11 Localization and Ranging
16/11   Project Presentation

26/11   Finals  (Monday,1pm)
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 PRECLUSIONS Top
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 WORKLOAD Top
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