The FlockLab Testbed Architecture

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A vital factor for a successful deployment of sensor nodes is testing of all system aspects in a realistic setup. This work presents a test-bed architecture which allows for detailed monitoring and stimulation of a wireless sensor node. In particular, time-accurate state extraction and power measurements are provided in a distributed, yet synchronized context. The FlockLab test-bed architecture provides a distributed lab instrument, where detailed observations of every sensor node enable thorough testing. Software services allow for formulating test-cases and reliable test data collection.