Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms



In collaboration with University College London and IBM, we have designed a cloud-based low-power network management solution called SolSystem. It serves as a “control tower” for the networks we deploy, allowing us to manage both the network and data produced by those networks. It is architected following the micro-service principle, and we are in the process of switching all of our deployments to that interface. Fig. 1 gives an example of the visualization the SolSystem web interface gives us.

Figure 1. Topological view of the canopy network deployed across the Robert's building at University College London from February to April 2017, using SolSystem.

OpenMote B

In collaboration with OpenMote (, we have designed the OpenMote B platform. This board contains both a CC2538 IEEE802.15.4 radio, and an AT86RF215 IEEE802.15.4g radio, offering communication on both 2.4 GHz and sub-GHz frequency bands, 4 modulations schemes, and data rates from 50 kbps to 800 kbps. The first prototypes (shown in Fig. 2) started being tested in December 2017.

Figure 2. The OpenMote B. sub-GHz radio (and antenna connector) on top, 2.4 GHz radio on the bottom.