A dual-network testbed for wireless sensor applications

Jȩdrzej Kowalczuk, Mehmet C. Vuran, Lance C. Pérez

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4 Scopus citations


A dual-network Cyber-physical Networking (CPN) testbed developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is described. The CPN testbed consists of two geographically disparate wireless sensor networks connected by a traditional TCP/IP network and enables peer-to-peer communication between each sensor in the network. The functionality of the testbed is enhanced by a range of software tools that support remote programming and network monitoring, and real-time visualization of sensor data. The resulting architecture supports easy deployment and evaluation of applications for both traditional and interconnected wireless sensor networks. To demonstrate the features of this testbed, a novel ping application was developed and deployed as a proof-of-concept application for peer-to-peer communication in geographically separated wireless sensor networks. Experimental evaluations of the ping application yield insight into the communications overhead that can be expected in future applications of peer-to-peer interconnected sensor networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2011
StatePublished - 2011
Event54th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: "Energizing Global Communications", GLOBECOM 2011 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2011Dec 9 2011

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference54th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: "Energizing Global Communications", GLOBECOM 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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