Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
Course:
SENSORS AND SENSOR WIRELESS NETWORKS
Code:
59665
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
385 - DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATI TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
308 - SCHOOL POLYTECHNIC OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
4
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: ESTEFANIA PRIOR CANO - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
2.11
INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, ELECTRÓNICA, AUTOMÁTICA Y COMUNICACIONES
Estefania.PriorCano@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

To have successfully completed the courses of "Fundamentals of Mathematics I", "Fundamentals of Mathematics II", "Fundamentals of Mathematics III", "Programming", "Components and Circuits", "Electronics Devices", "Electronics I", "Electronics II" and " Digital Electronics Systems ". More precisely, students will be required to manage and handle concepts related to integration and derivation, resolution of systems of lineal equations, analysis of electrical circuits in permanent and transitory regimes, basic measurement techniques, semiconductor physics and circuit analysis with diodes, transistors and photonic devices, amplification, A/D conversion, structured programming, basic algorithms, and software debugging.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

This course aims to familiarize students with the different types of sensors in the industry, robotics and home automation (temperature, humidity, presence, strength, etc.). Thus, students are prepared to obtain information on how to study the physical fundamentals of the different sensors, the alternatives of implementation, and the conditioning of the signal that allows its integration in a computer-based system. Moreover, some basic alternatives to comunicate a set of sensors, as well as, to estabish wireless networks of sensor are also covered in this course.  


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E26 The ability to construct, use and manage telecommunication networks, services, processes and applications, which are defined as systems for capturing, transporting, representing, processing, storing, managing and presenting multimedia information, from the viewpoint of transmission systems.
E28 The ability to analyse components and its specifications for guided and non-guided communications systems.
G02 Correct, oral and written, communication skills.
G06 Knowledge of basic subjects and technologies, enabling students to learn new methods and technologies, as well as providing great versatility to adapt to new situations
G07 The ability to tackle problems with initiative, making decisions, creativity, and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities, including the ethical and professional responsibility of the activity of a Technical Telecommunications Engineer
G08 Knowledge to perform measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies, reports, task planning and other similar work in their specific telecommunications field
G13 The ability to look for and understand information, wether technical or commercial in different sources, to relate and structure it to integrate ideas and knowledge. Analysis, synthesis and implementation of ideas and knowledge.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Application of telecommunication systems in various fields of engineering.
Correct use of oral and written expression to convey ideas, technologies, results, etc.
Use of ICT to achieve the specific objectives set in the subject.
Knowledge and respect of professional ethics and deontology.
Analysis, synthesis and compression of technical documentation and mastery of specific vocabulary.
Synthesis of capacities of several telecommunications engineering areas.
Knowing the fundamental aspects of sensors and wireless sensor networks, as well as their factors of choice and applications.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to instrumentation systems.
    • Unit 1.1: Measures and errors
    • Unit 1.2: Sensors
    • Unit 1.3: Signal conditioning
    • Unit 1.4:
  • Unit 2: Introduction to sensing software and hardware
    • Unit 2.1: Acquisition of signals and hardware
    • Unit 2.2: Analysis and processing of information
    • Unit 2.3: Presentation of information
    • Unit 2.4: Sensors conditioning
    • Unit 2.5: Sensing temperature, pressure, level, distance, etc.
    • Unit 2.6: Laboratory 2. Acquisition of data
    • Unit 2.7: Laboratory 3. Sensing
    • Unit 2.8: Laboratory 4. Communication between digital sensors
  • Unit 3: Introduction to wireless sensor networks
    • Unit 3.1: Different topologies
    • Unit 3.2: Wireless protocols
    • Unit 3.3: Practice 7. Sensor Networks
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

Hardware and software tools available at eletronics laboratory will be used to develop the proposed hands-on experiments


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E28 G06 0.75 18.75 N N Participative lectures in class teaching theoretical concepts
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E28 G06 G07 G08 0.7 17.5 N N Solving theory and practical problems with the software chosen by the student. It is assessed with the progress test. Plagiarism is not allowed according to REE art. 9
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E26 E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 0.7 17.5 Y N Laboratory work in small groups. It is assessed with a pre-laboratory report, an in-laboratory report and oral questions during the laboratory session. In the extraordinary call it will be assessed with only one laboratory session covering all the concepts of the ordinary sessions. Plagiarism is not allowed according to REE art. 9
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Group Work E26 E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 0.5 12.5 Y N Laboratory work in small groups. It is assessed with a pre-laboratory report, an in-laboratory report and oral questions during the laboratory session. In the extraordinary call it will be assessed with only one laboratory session covering all the concepts of the ordinary sessions. Plagiarism is not allowed according to REE art. 9
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Group Work E26 E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 1 25 Y N Development of a theory project about sensors networks. It is assessed with a oral talk in class. In the extraordinary call it is assessed with a new and different report and oral talk. Plagiarism is not allowed according to REE art.9
Mid-term test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 0.18 4.5 Y N Assessment of theory concepts related to units 1 and 3. In the extraordinary call it is assessed with two progress tests related to units 1 and 3 respectively. Plagiarism is not allowed according to REE art. 9
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E26 E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 2.1 52.5 N N Study and exam preparation by the student herself/himself
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Self-study E26 E28 G02 G06 G07 G08 G13 0.07 1.75 N N Individual tutoring sessions at the student's request
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Test 40.00% 40.00% Theory exams (units 1 and 3), solving problems, and oral talk related to unit 3.
Laboratory sessions 60.00% 60.00% Reports on hands-on experiments and practical problems and oral questions within the laboratory session.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    No minimum mark for any activity developed during the course will be required, but the weighted average score for all of them will have to be higher than 5 points (in a scale of 10 points).
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    By default, all students are evaluated with the continuous evaluation. If a student cannot attend to class or does not want to attend must communicate this to the professor in order to change to non-continuous evaluation. This change must be done as soon as possible and never having completed 50% or more of the continuous evaluation tasks. Having completed 50% or more of the tasks will result in mandatory continuous assessment.

    No minimum mark for any activity developed during the course will be required, but the weighted average score for all of them will have to be higher than 5 points (in a scale of 10 points).

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In this second opportunity to pass the course, all activities could be submitted for their re-assessment. As in previous evaluation, no minimum mark for any activity will be required, but the weighted average score for all of them will have to be higher than 5 points (in a scale of 10 points).

The students failing the course will have another opportunity to improve the grade on mid-term examen. In this case, only one test will be held on the date established by the Center
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Students will have to take two exams, one covering theory concepts and another assessing laboratory skills. The grading scheme will award 40% of the final mark on the course for theory exam and 60% for laboratory test. For both examinations a minimum mark of 4 points (on a scale of 10 points) will be required. Moreover, the final averaged mark will have to be equal or higher than 5 points (on a scale of 10 points).
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 12.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 25
Mid-term test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 52.5
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Self-study] 1.75

Unit 1 (de 3): Introduction to instrumentation systems.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3.25
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2

Unit 2 (de 3): Introduction to sensing software and hardware
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 11
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 13
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 14.5

Unit 3 (de 3): Introduction to wireless sensor networks
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: This planning is purely advisory and may be subject to alteration during the course.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
Lajara Vizcaíno, José Rafael LabView : entorno gráfico de programación Marcombo 978-84-267-1696-5 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Larsen, Ronald W. Labview for Engineers Prentice Hall 978-0-13-609429-6 2011  
Morris, Alan S. Measurement & Instrumentation Principles Pearson Educación 970-26-0138-X 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
PALLAS ARENY, Ramón Transductores y acondicionadores de señal Barcelona Marcombo, cop. 1989 8426707645 1989 Ficha de la biblioteca
Pérez García, M.A., et alt.; Instrumentación electrónica Thomson 978-84-9732-166-2 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca



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