Subject description - BE2M32BTS

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BE2M32BTS Wireless Technologies and Sensor Networks Extent of teaching:2+2l
Guarantors:Bečvář Z. Roles:PO,V Language of
Teachers:Bečvář Z., Bešťák R., Kocur Z., Vojtěch L. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13132 Credits:5 Semester:Z,L


The lectures give overview of fundamental principles of wireless networks in various areas of their application. Students will understand architecture, principles and protocols used in different wireless technologies and learn how these technologies can be exploited in real world applications. The goal is to teach students how to solve problems related to deployment of wireless networks, their operation or development of wireless networks components.

Study targets:

The goal is to teach students how to solve problems related to deployment of wireless networks, their operation or development of wireless networks components.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction to wireless networks, medium access
2. Routing in wireless sensor networks - metrics and protocols
3. RFID - evolution, communication chain, physical layer
4. From M2M to IoT - M2M communication technology and IoT services
5. System design and operation of M2M/IoT - examples from practice
6. M2M/IoT protocols and interfaces
7. LPWAN/LPN protocols for IoT - LoRa, Sigfox, IQRF
8. Bluetooth - network topology, physical layer, data transmission and control
9. IoT in mobile networks
10. WiFi - evolution, network topology, physical layer, frequency bands
11. WiFi - data transmission, data and control frames, medium access control
12. Concepts of Industry 4.0 and Smart City
13. WiMAX - network topologies, data transmission and control
14. Vehicular communication

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction
2. Medium acccess control
3. Routing protocols
5. LAB 1 - group A - LoRaWAN
6. LAB 1 - group B - LoRaWAN
7. LAB 2 - group A - NB-IoT
8. LAB 2 - group B - NB-IoT
9. LAB 3 - group A - Configuration and hacking of WiFi
10. LAB 3 - group B - Configuration and hacking of WiFi
11. LAB 4 - group A - V2X communication
12. LAB 4 - group B - V2X communicationi
13. Reserve
14. Assessment


[1] H.Y. Wei, J. Rykowski, S. Dixit, " WiFi, WiMAX and LTE Multi-hop Mesh Networks: Basic Communication Protocols and Application Areas," Wiley, 2013.
[2] W.W. Dargie, C. Poellabauer, "Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice," Wiley, 2010.
[3] Kevin Townsend, C. Cufí, Akiba, R. Davidson, "Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy: Tools and Techniques for Low-Power Networking," O'Reilly Media, 2014.
[4] V. Coskun, K. Ok, B. Ozdenizci, "Near Field Communication (NFC): From Theory to Practice," Wiley 2012.
[5] K. Finkenzeller, D. Muller, RFID Handbook: Fundamentals and Applications in Contactless Smart Cards, Radio Frequency Identification and Near-Field Communication, 3rd Edition", Wiley 2010."


Students must have fundamental knowledge of modulations, coding techniques and multiple access methods for wireless networks. Furthermore, they must understand to components of a communication chain, signal propagation and radio channel characteristics (attenuation, gain, interference, noise) and characteristics of spectrum and signals (mean value, energy, power, correlation, etc.).



Wireless technologies,Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth, WiFi, Vehicular communication

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEK3_2016 Electronics V
MEEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks PO 2
MEEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology PO 2
MEEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing V

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