Spring 2006

CSE498-11: Wireless Sensor Network Design


Lecture Schedule (Including links to class notes & slides)
Homework assignments are posted at the Blackboard (due on Monday 11:55 PM)

Liang Cheng, Ph.D.
Office hours: Tuesdays from 4 PM to 6 PM and Thursdays from 5 PM to 6 PM
( Appointments other than office hours have to be requested by email with the subject of appointment explained. )
Packard Lab 326
Phone: (610) 758-5941
URL: http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~cheng/
Email: cheng AT cse.lehigh.edu
Tuesday and Thursday: 14:35-15:50, Packard Lab 360, January 17 - April 27, 2006.
CSE404 (Computer Networks) or Instructor's permission.
Course Objective:
After you complete this course, you should be able to: list various applications of wireless sensor networks, describe the concepts, protocols, and differences underlying the design, implementation, and use of wireless sensor networks, and propose, implement, and evaluate new ideas for solving wireless sensor network design issues.
Course Description:
This course discusses protocols and architectures for wireless sensor network design. It covers wireless sensor node and network architectures, and communication protocols in data-link, network, and transport layers. The course will discusses focused topics for wireless sensor networks such as time synchronization, localization, and topology management.
Hands-on group projects on using ns-2 (or other popular network simulators) to simulate wireless sensor networks or nesC to program Crossbow wireless sensors will be included.
No textbook. Papers and materials will be handed out.
Grading: (NOTE: Weights are tentative.)
In-class Q&A: 5%
Homework: 10%
Individual Project: Presentations: 10%
Open-book Take-home Exam: 15%
Individual Project: A Survey Paper: 20%
Group Project: Presentations: 10%
Group Project: Demo: 10%
Group Project: Report: 20%
Submitting Work:
You should submit your work through the Blackboard course website. Your submission should be plain text (ASCII), a Microsoft Word file, or a PDF file. Any other format will not be accepted, unless you arrange for
an exception ahead of time due to special circumstances.
Homework assignments will be graded primarily for completeness and correctness.
No late hand-in homework will be accepted. Exceptions will only be granted if an extenuating circumstance can be proven to the instructor¡¯s satisfaction.
Collaboration / Academic Honesty:
All graded work is expected to be your own, unless the instructor has authorized collaboration in writing. In particular, you are not allowed to ask anyone but the instructor or TA for help with your homework or programming assignments. However, you are free to discuss the topics and concepts of the course with your classmates, as long as you do not discuss the specifics of any assignment. Any violation of this policy could result in failure of the course.

Please visit the following two websites and read all details of the academic integrity policy: Academic Integrity at Lehigh University: http://www.lehigh.edu/~indost/integrity.html and Improper Collaboration Policy: http://www.lehigh.edu/~ejk0/cheating.html. Another website about Ante-Plagiarism.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting accommodations, please contact both your instructor and the Office of Academic Support Services, University Center 212 (610-758-4152) as early as possible in the semester. You must have documentation from the Academic Support Services office before accommodations can be granted.
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting accommodations, please contact your professor and the Office of Academic Services, Room 212, University Center or call (610-758-4152) as early as possible in the semester. University policy states that you must notify your professor seven (7) days prior to the exams.
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