A Case Study of UTMesh: Design and Impact of Real World Experiments With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Devices
This paper presents UTMesh - a testbed for wireless mesh networking and delay (or disruption) tolerant networking developed in the University of Tokyo. The authors have customized 51 embedded Linux computers for experiment-oriented use cases, and let them powered by rechargeable batteries in order to flexibly deploy everywhere depending on the experiment scenarios. This paper summarizes the requirements for their testbed design, identifies an operation model of real world experiments, and presents a sample experiment and its results. UTMesh allows many types of real world experiments in a lightweight manner with Linux consoles, software importability and physical portability.