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ANR TLCOM “Very large open wireless sensor networks” (SensLab) 2008-2010

Participants : Nathalie Mitton [ contact ] , David Simplot-Ryl, Julien Vandaële.

The purpose of the SensLab project is to deploy a very large scale open wireless sensor network platform. SensLab's main and most important goal is to offer an accurate and efficient scientific tool to help in the design, development, tuning, and experimentation of real large-scale sensor network applications. Ambient and sensor networks have recently emerged as a premier research topic. Sensor networks are a promising approach and a multi-disciplinary venture that combines computer networks, signal processing, software engineering, embedded systems, and statistics on the technology side. On the scientific applications side, it covers a large spectrum: safety and security of buildings or spaces, measuring traffic flows, environmental engineering, and ecology, to cite a few. Sensor networks will also play an essential role in the upcoming age of pervasive computing as our personal mobile devices will interact with sensor networks dispatched in the environment.

The SensLab platform will be distributed among 4 sites and will be composed of 1,024 nodes. Each location will host 256 sensor nodes with specific characteristics in order to offer a wide spectrum of possibilities and heterogeneity. The four test beds will however be part of a common global test bed as several nodes will have global connectivity such that it will be possible to experiment a given application on all 1K sensors at the same time.

When deployed, SensLab would be a unique scientific tool for the research on wireless sensor networks.

List of participants: INRIA-ARES, INRIA-ASAP, INRIA-POPS, Thales Communication S.A. (V. Conan), UPMC-LIP6, ULP-LSIIT. .


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