Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics. First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

WISEBED: An Open Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network Testbed

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_6,
        author={Ioannis Chatzigiannakis and Stefan Fischer and Christos Koninis and Georgios Mylonas and Dennis Pfisterer},
        title={WISEBED: An Open Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network Testbed},
        proceedings={Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics. First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SENSAPPEAL},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={WISEBED testbed sensor network large-scale experiment open federated portal web services heterogeneous actuators software library simulation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_6}
    }
    
  • Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
    Stefan Fischer
    Christos Koninis
    Georgios Mylonas
    Dennis Pfisterer
    Year: 2012
    WISEBED: An Open Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network Testbed
    SENSAPPEAL
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_6
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis1,*, Stefan Fischer2,*, Christos Koninis1,*, Georgios Mylonas1,*, Dennis Pfisterer2,*
  • 1: Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras, N. Kazantzaki, Rio
  • 2: University of Lübeck and Institute of Telematics
*Contact email: ichatz@cti.gr, fischer@itm.uni-luebeck.de, koninis@cti.gr, mylonasg@cti.gr, pfisterer@itm.uni-luebeck.de

Abstract

In this paper we present an overview of WISEBED, a large-scale wireless sensor network testbed, which is currently being built for research purposes. This project is led by a number of European Universities and Research Institutes, hoping to provide scientists, researchers and companies with an environment to conduct experiments with, in order to evaluate and validate their sensor network-related work. The initial planning of the project includes a large, heterogeneous testbed, consisting of at least 9 geographically disparate networks that include both sensor and actuator nodes, and scaling in the order of thousands (currently being in total 550 nodes). We present here the overall architecture of WISEBED, focusing on certain aspects of the software ecosystem surrounding the project, such as the Open Federation Alliance, which will enable a view of the whole testbed, or parts of it, as single entities, and the testbed’s tight integration with the Shawn network simulator. We also present examples of the actual hardware used currently in the testbed and outline the architecture of two of the testbed’s sites.