A Testbed Management Architecture for Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds (TARWIS)

Date Added: Jan 2010
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TARWIS is a flexible and generic Testbed Management System for Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds - a reusable management solution for research and/or educational oriented research testbeds of wireless sensor networks. TARWIS offers a comprehensive web-based graphical user interface, over which it provides its testbed management services. These include multi-user access to testbed resources, online experiment configuration and scheduling, data acquisition and logging as well as real-time experiment observation. All over the world, researchers have set up small wireless sensor network testbeds for research purposes, in order to test and evaluate the real-world behaviour of developed protocol mechanisms. A large number of testbeds have been put into operation, each with different equipment and testbed architecture design (e.g. MoteLab, Kansei, PowerBench, JAWS-DSN and DES-Testbed).