The course concentrates on the lower layers of a wireless communication network with particular emphasis in gaining a deep understanding of the hardware and software component of the architecture of a sensor node and of a wireless sensor network. It has a strong laboratory component where students are taught to use off the shelf generic sensor nodes and then build and deploy a sensor network. The nodes allow for the downloading and modification of real-time operating systems for embedded systems, such as FreeRTOS, which are more practical and easier to use than other operating systems such as TinyOS (which is not a real-time operating system). Examples of such sensor nodes are the ones developed by Sensinode Ltd.
There proposed course has two components: a regular lecture (theory) portion and a series of laboratories exercises where students progressively build expertise to build, test, and deploy a WSN.
This course is part of the "Modern Topics in Telecommunications and Radio Engineering" course. The course code is 521318A. http://www.ee.oulu.fi/opiskelu/kurssit/521318A.shtml
Instructor: Professor Carlos Pomalaza- Ráez
Telecommunication Laboratory, University of Oulu, Finland, and
Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Schedule: June 11-15, 2007, from 9:00 to 11:30 and from 12:15 to 15:30
Registration: One can register for the course by sending an e-mail message to Sari Luukkonen , (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 6, 2007. Sari will e-mail your the password to access the course material. Please specify if you are a degree seeking student or a postgraduate student of the University of Oulu and whether you wish to get the credit points for this course.