Quintessence of Existing Testbeds for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Volume-12 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Rahul Kumar Chawda , A.K. Dwivedi


Rahul Kumar Chawda , A.K. Dwivedi. "Quintessence of Existing Testbeds for Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V12(4),186-192 June 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


Research activities in the area of WSNs need expositive performance statistics about scenario, systems, protocols, gathered data and applications. The objective of this contribution is to present an epitome on currently available testbeds for wireless sensor networks. The statistics gathered from this experimental tool can be realistic and convenient, and also due to cost of large number of sensors most researches in WSNs area is performed by using this experimental tool in various universities, institutes, and research centers before implementing real one. This experimental tool provides the better option for studying the behavior of WSNs before implementing the physical one. In this contribution total 51 testbeds has been presented in which 35 testbeds are presented in useful decisive manner with respect to WSN while rests are just listed; these experimental tools are implemented in somewhere for WSNs research or available in literatures.


[1] G. Werner-Allen, P. Swieskowski, and M. Welsh, “MoteLab: A Wireless Sensor Network Testbed,” in Proc. 4th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, article 68, April 2005, ISBN: 0-7803-9202-7.
[2] Tutornet Testbed: http://enl.usc.edu/projects/tutornet/index.html
[3] WUSTL Wireless Sensor Network Testbed: http://www.cs.wustl.edu/wsn/index.php?title=Testbed
[4] R. Murty, G. Mainland, I. Rose, A. R.Chowdhury, A. Gosain, J. Bers, and M. Welsh, “CitySense: A Vision for an Urban-Scale Wireless Networking Testbed,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 2008. doi:10.1109/THS.2008.4534518
[5] E. Ertin, A. Arora, R. Ramnath, M. Nesterenko, V. Naik, S. Bapat, V. Kulathumani, M. Sridharan, H. Zhang, and H. Cao, “Kansei: A Testbed for Sensing at Scale,” in Proc. 4th Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, USA, April 2006.
[6] MistLab Testbed: http://mistlab.csail.mit.edu/
[7] M. Ott, I. Seskar, R. Siracusa, and M. Singh, “ORBIT Testbed Software Architecture: Supporting Experiments as a Service,” in Proc. IEEE Tridentcom, Italy, February 2005.
[8] D. Johnson, D. Flickinger, T. Stack, R. Ricci, L. Stoller, R. Fish, K. Webb, M. Minor, and J. Lepreau, “Emulab`s Wireless Sensor Net Testbed: True Mobility, Location Precision, and Remote Access,” in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2005.
[9] WISEBED - Wireless Sensor Network Testbed: http://www.wisebed.eu/
[10] J. Albesa, R. Casas, M. T. Penella, and M. Gasulla, “REALnet: An environmental WSN Testbed,” in Proc. International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2007, pp. 502-507.
[11] K. Iwanicki, A. Gaba, and M. V. Steen, “KonTest: A Wireless Sensor Network Testbed at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,” Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Technical Report IR-CS-045, The Netherlands, Aug. 2008.
[12] A. Hergenr¨oder, J. Horneber, D. Meier, P. Armbruster, and M. Zitterbart, “Demo Abstract: Distributed Energy Measurements in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc. SenSys’09, USA, Nov. 2009. http://doc.tm.uka.de/SANDbed_Poster.pdf
[13] H. Alzaid, and S. Abanmi, “A Wireless Sensor Networks Test-bed for the Wormhole Attack,” International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications, vol. 3, no. 3, pp.19-27, Sept. 2009.
[14] U. Kumar, A. Ranjan, V. Jalan, P. Mundra, and P. Ranjan, “CENSE: A Modular Sensor Network Testbed,” in Proc. National Conference on Embedded Systems, India, Feb. 2006.


Wireless Sensor Networks, Testbeds, Experimental Tools.