183.632 Wireless in Automation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VU, 3.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to.. 

  • list typical application areas for wireless automation systems
  • name benefits and drawbacks of using wireless communication in automation systems
  • explain the challenges and chances in wireless automation
  • describe the approaches and differences of established technologies
  • define the challenges in implementing (distributed) applications
  • challenge, analyze and evaluate new techniques in this area.



Subject of course

  Introduction to (wireless) automation systems
  Survey on wireless communication including security and energy aspects
  Classify standards for wireless communication in automation systems

  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • ZigBee
  • WirelessHART
  • ISA 100
  • 6LoWPAN
  • 6TiSCH
  • Bluetooth
  • IEEE 802.11
  • KNX RF
  • Z-Wave
  • EnOcean
  • Thread

Teaching methods

Contents are presented in lectures and deepened in extracts in accompanying exercises and a short midterm paper by the students. Case studies are used to discuss certain aspects in detail.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown

  • 14h Lecturer time
  •   2h Lecture time (preparation)
  • 34h Hands-on time
  • 24h Homework - seminar part: draft/final/review
  •   1h Administration



Course dates

Mon15:00 - 16:0011.03.2024Seminarraum Techn. Informatik Introduction to the course
Mon15:00 - 16:0013.05.2024Seminarraum Techn. Informatik Networking Event
Mon15:00 - 17:0024.06.2024Seminarraum Techn. Informatik Presentation

Examination modalities

Written examination, exercises submitted together with lab reports and a short midterm paper, presentation of solutions


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon15:00 - 16:0017.06.2024Seminarraum DE0110 writtenno application-Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.02.2024 12:00 08.03.2024 12:00 11.03.2024 23:59


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory elective
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

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