Mobility

A Methodology for Wireless Sensor Network Prototyping With Sophisticated Debugging Support

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors present a methodology for rapid prototyping of wireless sensor networks that allows embedding sophisticated debugging functionality in a mote prototype and thereby monitoring entire networks. They achieve this goal by combining two fundamental concepts: the use of a re-configurable sensor node prototype platform, and an auxiliary network structure for granting a reliable communication channel for runtime debugging without interfering with the primary radio link. For the prototype platform, they propose a modular design which incorporates a single FPGA with high gate count as core of the platform.

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