FIST: A Framework for Flexible and Low-Cost Wireless Testbed for Sensor Networks

  • Cheng Guo
  • R. Venkatesha Prasad
  • JiangJie He
  • Martin Jacobsson
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 56)

Abstract

Setting up a wireless sensor network for an experiment is both time and effort intensive. Sometimes, the time required to set up the experimental framework is even more than that of the experiment itself. Many existing fixed testbeds manage nodes using gateways and require a lot of support and maintenance. Changing the deployment place – especially if it is a crowded area – is difficult. We propose a framework for implementing a Flexible and low-cost wIreless for Sensor network Testbed (FIST). Downloading the experimental code, reprogramming, testbed control, logging and collecting experimental results and synchronization are all carried out by the sensor motes wirelessly. Thus the testbed can be easily and quickly deployed anywhere. We present our framework and also a case study using FIST.

Keywords

Testbed Wireless Sensor Networks Experiment Flexibility Low-cost 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng Guo
    • 1
  • R. Venkatesha Prasad
    • 1
  • JiangJie He
    • 1
  • Martin Jacobsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer ScienceDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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