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.
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This is an elective course in the computer engineering embedded systems sequence. Students refine these embedded systems skills: