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Course number and title: EEM202B Distributed Embedded Systems
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Mani Srivastava (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Circuits and Embedded Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
Course Assessment:
Homework: several assignments
Project Reports: 1 project
Grading Policy: Typically, 25% homework, 15% class presentation, 60% project.
Course Prerequisites: EE 132B or CS 118 and CS 111.
Catalog Description: Interdisciplinary course with focus on study of distributed embedded systems concepts needed to realize systems such as wireless sensor and actuator networks for monitoring and control of the physical world. Topics include network self-configuration with localization and timing synchronization; energy-aware system design and operation; protocols for MAC, routing, transport, disruption tolerance; programming issues and models with language, OS, database, and midddleware; in-network collaborative processing; fundamental characteristics such as coverage, connectivity, capacity, latency; techniques for exploitation and management of actuation and mobility; data and system integrity issues including calibration, faults, debugging, and security; and usage issues such as human interfaces and safety.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Based on papers from literature.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Introduction to Distributed Embedded Systems.
Energy-management and energy-awareness.
Wireless communication & network protocols for sensor networks.
In-network processing, programming models, and middleware.
Mobility and actuation.
Fundmental bounds and scaling behaviour.
Will this course involve computer assignments? YES Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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