Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities. 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Towards a Virtualized Sensing Environment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_10,
        author={David Irwin and Navin Sharma and Prashant Shenoy and Michael Zink},
        title={Towards a Virtualized Sensing Environment},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities. 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Testbed Sensor Network Federation Radar},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_10}
    }
    
  • David Irwin
    Navin Sharma
    Prashant Shenoy
    Michael Zink
    Year: 2012
    Towards a Virtualized Sensing Environment
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_10
David Irwin1,*, Navin Sharma1,*, Prashant Shenoy1,*, Michael Zink1,*
  • 1: University of Massachusetts
*Contact email: irwin@cs.umass.edu, nksharma@cs.umass.edu, shenoy@cs.umass.edu, zink@ece.umass.edu

Abstract

While deploying a sensor network is necessary for proof-of-concept experimentation, it is a time-consuming and tedious task that dramatically slows innovation. Treating sensor networks as shared testbeds and integrating them into a federated testbed infrastructure, such as FIRE, GENI, AKARI, or CNGI, enables a broad user community to benefit from time-consuming deployment exercises. In this paper, we outline the challenges with integrating sensor networks into federated testbeds in the context of ViSE, a sensor network testbed we have integrated with GENI, and describe our initial deployment experiences. ViSE differs from typical embedded sensor networks in its focus on high-bandwidth steerable sensors.