Title: SWiFiNet: a real field WSN testbed

Authors: A.W. Rohankar; Mrinal Kanti Naskar; Amitava Mukherjee

Addresses: Department of IT, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune University, Pune 411 041, India ' Department of ETCE, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India ' IBM India Pvt. Ltd., Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 091, India

Abstract: Proliferation of technologies and services related with wireless sensor network has made a great impact on all aspects of life. Research and development in this domain naturally calls for real-time WSN testbeds. Present day WSN testbeds are expensive and complex in operation and simulators are unable to justify real-time field interaction. Design of SWiFiNet completely eliminates expensive back channel infrastructure for reprogramming, communication data logging and setting of test experimental setup control parameters. This has provided true real-time portability and testability of the network in field with around 90% reduction in testbed infrastructural setup cost. SWiFiNet is hardware and system software independent testbed. SWiFiNet permits time synchronised data recording, capturing, processing and repeatability of an experiment. Extensive experiment parameter configuration, wide scalability of the network, in-node status monitoring are significant features of SWiFiNet.

Keywords: WSN testbeds; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; network architecture; real field testing; communication data logging; back channel infrastructure; time synchronised data recording; data capture; data processing; experimental repeatability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2013.055516

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2013 Vol.11 No.2, pp.157 - 171

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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