Course Instructor: Dr. Otman A. Basir,

Phone: +1 519 888 4567 extension 36754; Fax: +1 519 746 3077; Office: E5-5116;


Web Page:

Calendar Description:

This graduate level course is concerned with recent developments in intelligent sensors and wireless sensor networks. The course will introduce the students to diverse fundamental issues encountered in designing and analyzing intelligent sensors and sensor networks (mobile and stationary), with emphases on mission critical applications.


Prerequisite: ECE 418 or ECE 428, or equivalent.


Lectures: (Thursday 2:30PM-5:30PM)


Material to be covered  
  • Sensors and Sensor Networks: what and why.

  • Abstraction: Sensor level, network level

  • Localization

  • Synchronization

  • Routing and transport

  • Energy management and energy-awre signal processing

  • Data fusion and integration

  • Distributed signal processing

  • Congnetive sensor networks

  • Topoligical and management

  • Sensor mobility consideration

  • Network-level fault-tolerance and network survivability