Smart Sensors and Internet of Things


These lecture series are dedicated in communicating the fundamentals of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with emphasis on agricultural applications.
The areas being covered include but are not limited to:
Basic transducer and digitization theory, communication signals and principles, packet networks, network topologies, OSI and TCP/IP models, client-server architectures, LPWAN, network security, cellular networks, cloud infrastructures and services, sensor and actuator networks, edge computing, edge intelligence, field experimentation paradigm with emphasis on agricultural applications.

1STTransducer and digitization principles
2NDTelecommunication signals and techniques
3RDPacket networks, topologies and protocols
4THEmphasizing on wireless technologies and protocols
5THCellular networks and alternatives for agricultural applications
6THRouting techniques and protocols
7THClient-server architectures
8THCloud infrastructures and services
9THNetwork security issues
10TH  Sensing and the acting actions via the network
11THAdding edge computing and edge intelligence features 
12THEnergy efficiency and range coverage issues
13THField experimentation paradigm with emphasis on agricultural applications

Exams, marking and student assessment

A combination of written exams and project assignments during the semester