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Title: Minimising the Entry Effort in Experimenting with WSN Testbeds to Perform Heterogeneous Research ACM RealWSN Workshop
Written by: Leo Kr{\"u}ger and Koojana Kuladinithi and Maciej Muehleisen and Andreas Timm-Giel
in: nov 2015
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Abstract: Testbeds play a crucial role in evaluating novel protocols, algorithms, and applications in controlled, but realistic environments. These testbeds are mainly used by researchers to realize diverse application environments, which are not real- istic to be achieved in simulated environments (e.g., lossy channels in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)). Most re- searchers, especially bachelor or master students spend a large portion of their time familiarizing themselves and set- ting up test beds before performing the actual research work. This portion of time, when considering the overall time for such work (e.g., 6 months for a masters thesis), forms a major part compared to the time spent on designing and developing protocols and algorithms (i.e., the focus of research). Therefore, to minimize the aforementioned entry effort in using testbeds for experiments, we have setup a testbed called the Versatile Experiment Platform for Sensor Networks (VEPSNet), which has a common Linux based en- vironment with a homogeneous backend to collect data and process results allowing researchers to spend their quality time in the actual research work. In this paper, we provide details of the VEPSNet highlighting how this testbed is used to perform research in the area of WSN.