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ELEC5514: Networked Embedded Systems (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5514: Networked Embedded Systems (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Lin, Zihuai
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||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 localization,
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 analyze requirements and devise first-order solutions for particular networked embedded systems problems.
• Familiarization with a simulator platform and real hardware platforms for network embedded systems through the students involvement in projects.
|Assumed Knowledge:||ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508.|
Dr Lin, Zihuai
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|This is an ability to apply learned knowledge on the science and engineering problem. The students are required to select the research projects and research topics among several given topics and learn how to solve the problems by themselves.||Design (Level 4)|
|This is an ability to understand the principles of the wireless sensor networks and network embedded systems.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|The course requires intensive research for both the project and the home assignment. The students need to obtain comprehensive information from various source in order to perform well.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Home assignment requires students to write a report on some specific topics in the field of wireless sensor network, Students need to write clearly, accurate and convincingly. Project report is also needed to access the project work, Each project team is also required to give an oral presentation of the project at the end of semester.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Both the home assignment and the projects are group based work. The students are required to work in a group.||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 4)
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction in Networked Embedded Systems What is a NES? Examples and applications|
|Week 2||Network embedded systems: fundmental|
|Week 3||Sensor principle plus digital communications|
|Week 4||Digital Comm., bluetooth, ZigBee|
|Week 6||Distributed source coding for wireless sensor network|
|Week 7||MAC issues with Wireless Sensor Networks|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 8||MAC issues with Body Area Netowrks|
|Week 9||Routing for Wireless sensor Networks|
|Week 10||Programming NES. Programming paradigms, challenges|
|Week 11||Node architecture and generic problems in WSN|
|localization and time|
|Week 13||Course review|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||8%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||46%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||No||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||12.5%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||23%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||10.5%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.