Mobile and Sensor Networks
Recent years have witnessed the advent of wireless mobile and sensor technologies and the proliferation of application scenarios whereby large numbers of pervasive computing devices are connected to a wireless networking infrastructure in an ad hoc manner. This course will cover communication protocols for mobile ad hoc networks and will overview distributed data management techniques for resource-constrained sensor networks.
|19th June 2017||Oxford University Department of Computer Science||10 places remaining.|
|19th March 2018||Oxford University Department of Computer Science||16 places remaining.|
- To identify applications and challenges of emerging networked environments (mobile and sensor networks)
- To become familiar with communication protocols for wireless mobile ad hoc networks
- To explore data management techniques for resource-constrained sensor networks
- To learn how to simulate communication protocols for mobile / sensor networks and evaluate their performance
- Introduction to MANETs (Mobile Ad hoc NETworks):
- origins, application scenarios, model and challenges of wireless ad hoc communication
- Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols:
- interference and hidden/exposed terminal problems; contention-based vs. contention free protocols
- Routing protocols:
- proactive/reactive distance-vector routing; geographic routing; attribute-based routing
- Delay tolerant networks (DTNs):
- application scenarios; epidemic and gossip-based protocols
- Sensor networks:
- limited resource constraints; in-network query processing; in-network storage management
- Network simulation:
- implementation and testing of communication protocols for wireless ad hoc networks; evaluation of their performance
- OPNET Software:
- OPNET software will be used in teaching.
Fluency in an object-oriented language, like C++ or Java, is required.