In order to pass the course, the students should be able to:
Explain in a concise manner how the general Internet as well as Internet of Things work.
Understand constraints and opportunities of wireless and mobile networks for Internet of Things.
Use basic measurement tools to determine the real-time performance of packet based networks.
Analyse trade-offs in interconnected wireless embedded sensor networks.
The course covers the following areas:
● Internet in general and Internet of Things: layers, protocols, packets, services, performance parameters of a packet network as well as applications such as web, Peer-to-peer, sensor networks, and multimedia. ● Transport services: TCP, UDP, socket programming. ● Network layer: forwarding & routing algorithms (Link, DV), IP-addresses, DNS, NAT, and routers. ● Local Area Networks, MAC level, link protocols such as: point-to-point protocols, Ethernet, WiFi 802.11, cellular Internet access, and Machine-to-machine. ● Mobile Networking: roaming and handoffs, mobile IP, and ad hoc and infrastructure less networks. ● Real-time networking: soft and real time, quality of service/information, resource reservation and scheduling, and performance measurements. ● IoT definitions: overview, applications, potential & challenges, and architecture. ● IoT examples: Case studies, e.g. sensor body-area-network and control of a smart home. ● Lab: performance measurements on local wireless and mobile networks.
Lectures, supervised group work, computer labs
Oral and written assignments and written exam.
This course has large overlap with 1DT052 Computer Networks I and therefore these courses cannot be included in the same degree.