EP2980 Wireless Sensor Networks 7.5 credits

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Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Overview of radio standards and protocols for wireless personal area networks: Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee
  • Inter-working between wireless personal area networks and wireless local area networks and cellular networks
  • Systems and platforms
  • Sensors
  • Body sensor networks
  • Operation system for wireless sensor nodes
  • Applications and services
  • Presentation of research in the field
  • Programming assignments

Intended learning outcomes *

The course covers wireless sensor networks especially body sensor networks for applications in healthcare and sports. After completing the course the students shall be able to

  • Describe and explain radio standards and communication protocols on the link and networking layers for wireless personal area networks, and inter-working with wireless local area networks and cellular networks
  • Describe and explain the function and use of sensors especially for medical and sports applications
  • Describe and explain operating systems and programming languages for wireless sensor nodes
  • Be familiar with architectures, functions and performance of wireless sensor networks systems and platforms
  • Describe and analyse the specific requirements for applications in wireless sensor networks regarding energy supply, memory, processing and transmission capacity
  • Program wireless sensor network nodes. 

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Communication networks I and II, Wireless networks or equivalent courses. Basic programming skills and knowledge about operating systems is also required.

Recommended prerequisites

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Special material.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • RED1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam TEN1: 2 credit points, grades: A-FLaboratory assignments LAB1: 4 credit points, grades A-FWritten assignment RED1: 1,5 credit points, grades P/FFinal grades: A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EP2980

Offered by


Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Thomas Lindh

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.