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University Expert in Wireless Sensor Networks School of Engineering of Elche (Miguel Hernรกndez University of Elche) Description | The University expert in Wireless sensor networks program (Wsn) offers subjects oriented toward high specialization and knowledge of sensor networks for all types of applications, particularly in the field of electronics. The units of the program examine and evaluate different types of sensors, subsystems of acquisition, power, wireless subsystems, architectures, embedded systems, and routing and communication protocols. trends and new technologies are also addressed in the field of sensor networks, especially in the Internet of things, industrial process automation, autonomous driving, robotics, and medical applications.

The University Expert in Wireless Sensor Networks program trains highly qualified professionals in wireless communications systems and sensors, and not only for applications in sensor networks, but also for other commercial systems that use the same principles and methods of acquisition, processing and information transfer, which are of great interest in the sector of the Internet of things.

DUration | 360 hours distributed over twelve weeks during May, June, and July.

scheDUle | The program is divided into 10 units lasting 10 hours each with theoretical and practical contents, including a final assignment, where each student analyzes and designs one or more of the subsystems and devices studied. creDits | 36 ects credits

langUage of instrUction | English

location | elche (alicante), spain contact |

Participants may tailor their program!

program 1. introDUction to Wsn | This unit introduces the main basic characteristics of wireless sensor networks, including different architectures of wireless sensor networks, as well as their topologies and components. The student becomes able to model, design, and define the architecture, as well as learn and apply technologies and components, in applications of WSN systems.

2. Wsn sensors | Physical principles and manufacturing technologies of advanced sensors for Wsn are presented. Analysis of the technical specifications of advanced sensors shows how to choose appropriate sensors and instrumentation system components for smart environment measurements.

3. Data acqUisition for Wsn | This introduces practical knowledge on smart sensors and systems design, virtual instrumentation and sensor buses and interfacing circuits. Methods and applications of novel frequency-to-digital conversion methods are covered in order to be used in smart digital sensors and data acquisition systems.

4. poWer systems for Wsn | This unit addresses different aspects of electrical power systems in wireless sensor networks. The main objectives are to provide an overview of the conversion of electrical energy and its particularities; describe sources of electrical energy and energy storage; detail electrical system options, electrical architectures, and design features; and finally, analyze electronic power systems for applications in WSN.

5. embeDDeD systems anD microprocessors for Wsn | This unit demostrates how to program a microcontroller, use different interrupt sources and memory management. Also shown is how to apply different modes of general purpose input and output pins (GPIOs) and some system resources. It also introduces power saving techniques and power management functions, as well as how to communicate with other systems using serial communication blocks.

6. Wsn motes: architectUre anD operative systems | This presents different architectures and operating systems used most for Wsn. This unit focuses on studying the characteristics of operating systems designed for low-power wireless systems. Open-source, BSD-licensed operating systems are designed for low-power wireless devices, such as those used in sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, personal area networks, intelligent buildings, and smart meters. 7. commUnication protocols for Wsn | This unit examines wireless sensor network systems as well as the standards of transmission protocols and medium access in wireless networks. This enables students to describe, analyze, exploit, design, and specify parameters, equipment, and systems in wireless sensor system applications. In addition, some critical aspects of sensor networks are analyzed.

8. Wsn roUting | This reviews the physical layer and mac, and later the link layer, synchronizations, and location. Particular emphasis is placed on wireless network routing protocols. Discussed are mechanisms for routing and forwarding when the destination of a packet is identified by a unique node identifier, by a set of such identifiers, or when all nodes in the network receive a packet. 9. Data analysis in Wsn | This unit reviews methods data analysis, including techniques of estimation and detection, classification of signals, and advanced methods of data processing and analysis. Big data and data mining concepts are studied, as well as associated security problems.

10. aDvanceD applications of Wsn | This unit is devoted to the analysis and study of real applications of wireless sensor networks, including examples of design and information analysis. Among the applications studied are those related to the fields of bioengineering, environmental measures, industrial applications, smart cities, and autonomous vehicles.

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