Using and operating wireless sensor network testbeds with WISEBED

H. Hellbrück, M. Pagel, A. Köller, D. Bimschas, D. Pfisterer, S. Fischer


Current surveys and forecast predict that the number of wireless devices is going to increase tremendously. These wireless devices can be computers of all kinds, notebooks, netbooks, Smartphones and sensor nodes that evolve into real-world scenarios forming a “Real-World-Internet” in the future. In our work we focus on the Future Internet with small battery driven devices forming the “Internet of Things”. In recent networking research, testbeds gain more and more attention, especially in the context of Future Internet and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). This development stems from the fact that simulations and even emulations are not considered sufficient for the deployment of new technologies as they often lack realism. Experimental research on testbeds is a promising alternative that can help to close the gap. The deployment of testbeds is challenging and user and operator requirements need to be considered carefully. Therefore, the goal is to design an architecture that allows operators of WSN testbeds to offer numerous users access to their testbeds in a standardized flexible way that matches these requirements. In this paper we first identify some of the requirements, then introduce the architecture and general concepts of our WISEBED approach and show how this architecture meets the requirements of both groups. We give an overview of existing WISEBED-compatible WSN testbeds that can be used for experimentation today. Main focus in this paper compared to previous work is to address the perspective of both users and operators on how to experiment or respectively operate a WSN testbed based on WISEBED technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 The 10th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationFavignana Island, Sicily, Italy
Publication date01.06.2011
Article number5970485
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0898-5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4577-0900-5
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2011
Event10th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop - Favignana Island, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 12.06.201115.06.2011


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