440-2319/01 – Wireless sensor networks (BSS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAR944 doc. Ing. Radek Martinek, Ph.D.
SEB74 Ing. Roman Šebesta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 6+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand how to plan wireless sensor networks. Learning outcomes are set so that the students are able to identify and apply tasks in the field of wireless sensor networks.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


In this course, students are introduced to the basic principles and features of wireless sensor networks used in various technical fields. The course is focused on the area of distributed sensor networks, their architecture and communication with sensors. The main goal is to enhance student’s skills with theory and practice about communication technologies for transmitting small amounts of data and methods of wireless sensor network design in the Internet of Things (IoT). The graduate will be able to theoretically and practically integrate the sensors into the existing IoT network and independently design the WSN communication infrastructure.

Compulsory literature:

OBAIDAT, Mohammad S. a Sudip. MISRA. Principles of wireless sensor networks. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0521192477. Rastko R. Selmic, Vir V. Phoha, Abdul Serwadda. Wireless sensor networks. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. ISBN 978-3319467672. Shuang-Hua Yang. Wireless sensor networks: Principles, Design and Application. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. ISBN 978-1447155041.

Recommended literature:

EL EMARY, Ibrahiem M. M. Wireless sensor networks: from theory to applications. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2014. ISBN 978-1466518100. KOOIJMAN, Matthijs. Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino. Packt Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78439-558-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Conditions for credit: It is necessary to obtain minimally 22 points till end of semestr. 2 Tests - total 16 points 2 Semestral project labs - total 28 points


Další požadavky na studenta

Recommendation: The preceding graduation Embedded control systems.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introduction to WSN, principles and technologies 2. WSN Architecture 3. Sensors for WSN 4. Security of WSN 5. Media access and routing in WSN 6. WSN protocols 7. Data storage, monitoring, and visualization 8. Mobile and multimedia WSN, sensor networks on the human body 9. Localization and tracking 10. WSN and Internet of Things Labs: 1. Training about safety, labs, credits, laboratory environment and elements of the wireless sensor network. Introduction to simulation software and its advance for WSN. 2. Network Simulator practice and design of different structures of WSN. 3. Project 1 4. Peripheral devices - connection of input / output devices of various types; test 1. 5. Wireless technologies - connection and configuration of various wireless technologies. 6. Multiple sensor interconnection - connection and configuration of multiple sensor units. 7. Server for WSN - cloud platform for collecting, analyzing and displaying data from the sensor network. 8. Process automation - control of output devices based on input values. Assignment of semestral project - Project 2. 9. Semestral project labs; test 2. 10. Semestral project labs and its submission, semestral credits check.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 44 (44) 22
                Projekt 1 Project 8  0
                Projekt 2 Project 20  0
                Test 1 Written test 8  0
                Test 2 Written test 8  0
        Examination Examination 56 (56) 24
                Písemná část - test Written examination 40  20
                Ústní část Oral examination 16  4
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: According to the guarantor's recommendation of the course.

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