An Experimental Framework for Data Gathering and Analysis in Wireless Sensor Networks
In the last decade testbeds have been set-up to evaluate network protocols and algorithms under realistic settings. Moreover, wireless sensors have lately been integrated into testbeds in order to simulate application scenarios for lowpower sensor networks, such as environment monitoring. Due to the fact that such scenarios are usually designed to run for a relatively long duration, long-term experiments are rarely executed, in order to avoid blocking of testbed facilities. Toward, this direction, the authors propose the NITOS Sensors Toolkit framework that provides for measurements storage in the testbed's database so that users do not have to run online experiments to generate data, but they can access real sensor records in an offline way.