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Course Name Wireless Sensor Networks
Course Code 15CSE372
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Overview of WSN: Introduction, Sensor network applications – Habitat Monitoring –Tracking chemical plumes – Smart transportation. Constraints and Challenges, Emerging technologies for wireless sensor networks – Advantages of sensor networks.

Unit 2

Architectures: Hardware components – sensor node overview – controller- memory – communication device – sensors and actuators – power supply of sensor nodes – Network architecture – Sensor network scenarios – types of sources and sinks – single hop Vsmulti hop – multiple sources and sinks – mobility – Gateway Concepts.

Unit 3

Protocols: MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks – Low duty cycle protocol: SMAC – Contention Based Protocol: CSMA, Scheduling Based Protocol – Routing Protocol: AODV, DSDV, optimized Linked State Routing, DSR and Reactive routing: Flooding, Hierarchical routing, Location based Routing – Unicast and Multicast.

Text Books

  • Holger Karl and Andreas Willig, “Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks”, John Wiley, 2005.


  • Feng Zhao and Leonidas J. Guibas, “Wireless Sensor Networks- An Information Processing Approach”, Elsevier, 2007.
  • Kazem Sohraby, Daniel Minoli, and Taieb Znati, “Wireless Sensor Networks -Technology, Protocols and Applications”, John Wiley, 2007.
  • Anna Hac, “Wireless Sensor Network Designs”, John Wiley, 2003.

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