Communication Technology for IoT

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B0B32KTI Z,ZK 5 2P + 2L + 2D Czech
Garant předmětu:
Lukáš Vojtěch
Jiří Vodrážka, Lukáš Vojtěch
Zbyněk Kocur, Marek Neruda, Tomáš Straka, Jiří Vodrážka, Lukáš Vojtěch
Department of Telecommunications Engineering

The essence of IoT technologies is the transfer of information, communication of things with each other and especially the possibility of developing new types of services. The course in a simplified form presents the basics of digital communication, especially wireless, with a focus on specific communication protocols in IoT, not only in industrial applications. IoT is understood as a complex system with the possibility of using existing components, development and presentation environments for data processing and visualization, including the concept of IoT as a service. Part of the exercise is acquaintance with specific technologies in the laboratory and project solutions individually and in a team.


Basics of linear programming (graphical solution), basics of probability theory.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the issue, IoT as a complex system, components and services, specifics of application areas

2. Communication chain, information throughput of the channel, transmission in the baseband and translated band, bandwidth

3. Radio transmission, modulation methods, signal levels, attenuation, radio link balance, frequency bands, licensed / unlicensed

4. Communication protocols, narrowband communication in ISM bands (BLE, LPWAN, communication according to IEEE802.11 - WiFi and HiLow)

5. RFID technology - elementary communication system and IoT service

6. Introduction to mobile networks, principles, bands, generations, services

7. Use of mobile network for IoT, M2M, MTC, NB-IoT, 5G services

8. Related infrastructure and networks, communication gateways, optical networks, industrial networks, elements and interfaces

9. Key parameters for digital communication, quality of service (QoS), error rate, throughput tests, response

10. IoT as a service, use of standard platforms for data transmission and display

11. Industry 4.0, cyber-physical system, agents, digital factory, wider impacts on ICT development

12. IoT communication systems and services in general sectors (Smart Cities, Smart Building, Smart Health)

13. IoT communication systems and services in the industrial sector (Smart Grid, Smart Metering)

14. Summary and further developments in the field

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction, organization of exercises

2. IoT as a complex system, discussion of issues and assignment of semester projects

3. Signal levels, attenuation, examples of channel information throughput, balance and selection of a suitable radio link

4. Demonstration of narrowband systems in the 868MHz band

5. Communication according to IEEE802.11, spectrum and throughput measurement

6. IoT gateway configuration, interface types, security

7. IoT chain configuration, communication success, response

8. Examples of implementation - applications in Smart Grid, Smart Metering networks

9. Project solutions in the laboratory

10. Project solutions in the laboratory

11.Project consultations

12. Consultations on projects

13. Project presentation

14. Project presentations

Study Objective:

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with communication technologies for the design, implementation and operation of systems in the concept of IoT, in various application areas. The graduate of the course will gain theoretical knowledge and selected practical skills for solving the tasks of selecting and deploying appropriate communication technologies and systems in the IoT environment.

Study materials:

[1] LEA, Perry. Internet of Things for Architects: Architecting IoT solutions by implementing sensors, communication infrastructure, edge computing, analytics, and security. Packt Publishing Ltd, 2018.

[2] USTUNDAG, Alp, CEVIKCAN, Emre, Industry 4.0: Managing The Digital Transformation, Springer, 2018.

[3] DARGIE W.W., POELLABAUER, C., Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice, Wiley, 2010.

Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
Vodrážka J.
Vojtěch L.

(lecture parallel1)
Laboratoř K132
Neruda M.
Kocur Z.

(lecture parallel1)
Laboratoř K132
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