Wireless sensor networks: protocol & standards
This course aims at introducing the most relevant topics in wireless sensor networking. To this purpose, the main IEEE and IETF standardization initiatives will be described, together with giving the proper historical background.
Further, the related standards (IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, 6LowPAN) will be characterized as far as the Physical, Medium Access, Network and Transport layers issues are concerned, within the perspective of the Internet of Things paradigm.
Finally, issues related to system implementation will be pointed out, giving some practical examples of applications.