LABORATORY OF ELETTRONICS FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to learn principles
The student will acquire knowledge on the main considerations and issues in designing and realizing IoT systems. In particular, topics on data transmission and cloud-enabled data ingestion, storage and analysis will be discussed. With such introductory classes, the student will develop knowledge on base IoT architectures, the main standards for interoperability and main performance metrics.
Ability to apply learned principles
This course focuses on practical case studies and lab activities, useful to demonstrate how to apply learned concept to the design, realization and test of an IoT device.
This course aims at presenting basic topics on IoT enabling technologies. It cannot fully and exhaustively cover all technological aspects of the field, which is recent and in continuous evolution. Therefore, the focus will be on common aspects and evaluation metrics, to give some foundations upon which the student will autonomously build future specific professional knowledge. Relevant technical and scientific references will be introduced, for continuous self-learning.
The student will learn how to effectively discuss the main design phases, choices and challenges.
Electronics for Internet of Things
Course contents summary
The course consists of a mix between theoretical lectures and practical lab tutorials and activity.
The theoretical part complements the concepts introduced in the “Electronics for Internet of Things” course: topics on data transmission are covered, together with cloud-based data handling (ingestion, storage, analysis).
During lab activities, the platforms to be used in the realization of an IoT system will be introduced. This demonstrator system will be the object of final evaluation
Scientific literature, technical manuals, course slides
The course is subdivided into lectures and laboratory activities.
The lectures will examine issues related to fundamentals of IoT Systems.
Lab activity will focus at on developing skills in complete IoT system design: hardware devices, communication methodologies and supporting cloud infrastructure.
Lab work will be finalized at implementing and testing a working prototype. Students will work in small teams. Writing of a technical report will complete the activity.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final test will consist in the illustration of design activity, based on a technical report and, subsequently, on a formal presentation and a short discussion.