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Introduction to Connectivity Technologies and Sensor Networks

This free online course on Alison takes you through the basics of sensor networks and technologies of connection.

Network and Security
Free Course
This free online course will be of great interest to students and individuals who have requisite background knowledge of networking and computer programming. The course describes technologies such as hart and wireless HART and Bluetooth technology as a tool for building IoT connectivity. You will also be introduced to the basic concepts in sensor networks. You will learn about some applications of sensor networks and coverage in sensor networks.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course begins by explaining the communication protocols in the Internet of Things (IoT). You will also learn about the Wireless Personal Area Network, IEEE 802.15.54, its features, IEEE 802.15.54 variants and beacon-enabled networks. You will be introduced to the 6LoWPAN protocol and its features. You will also be familiarized addressing in 6LoWPAN, 6LoWPAN packet format, header types, LOADng and RPL routing as well as the application of the Radio Frequency Identification protocol.

The course then explains the features of Bluetooth technology as a tool used for building the Internet of Things connectivity. You will be introduced to connection establishment, service discovery protocol and piconets. You will learn about the basic concepts in sensor networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) as well as object detection, sensor web and the different challenges in implementing sensor networks.

You will be introduced to mobility in sensor networks including the stationary sensor network and the mobile wireless sensor network. You will learn about the components of the variants. You will also be able to explain the concept of machine to machine communication in building the Internet of Things (IoT). You will also learn about M2M applications, the features of M2M and the different types of M2M nodes.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to;


  • Discuss wireless HART, its features and its application
  • Analyze and explain the layers of wireless HART
  • Discuss the importance, advantages and features of the Bluetooth technology
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of stationary wireless sensor network
  • Discuss machine-to-machine communication as an important concept in building internet of things
  • Explain topology management in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

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