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Experiment Control and Monitoring System for LOG-a-TEC Testbed

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Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Tržaška Capital 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Banja Luka, Patre 5, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Mtel a.d. Banja Luka, Vuka Karadžića 2, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Academic Editor: Lorenzo Vangelista
Sensors 2021, 21(19), 6422; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21196422
Received: 14 July 2021 / Revised: 9 September 2021 / Accepted: 21 September 2021 / Published: 26 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Networks for Dependable Monitoring of Critical Applications)
The LOG-a-TEC testbed is a combined outdoor and indoor heterogeneous wireless testbed for experimentation with sensor networks and machine-type communications, which is included within the Fed4FIRE+ federation. It supports continuous deployment principles; however, it is missing an option to monitor and control the experiment in real-time, which is required for experiment execution under comparable conditions. The paper describes the implementation of the experiment control and monitoring system (EC and MS) as the upgrade of the LOG-a-TEC testbed. EC and MS is implemented within existing infrastructure management and built systems as a new service. The EC and MS is accessible as a new tab in sensor management system portal. It supports several commands, including start, stop and restart application, exit the experiment, flash or reset the target device, and displays the real-time status of the experiment application. When nodes apply Contiki-NG as their operating system, the Contiki-NG shell tool is accessible with the help of the newly developed tool, giving further experiment execution control capabilities to the user. By using the ZeroMQ concurrency framework as a message exchange system, information can be asynchronously sent to one or many devices at the same time, providing a real-time data exchange mechanism. The proposed upgrade does not disrupt any continuous deployment functionality and enables remote control and monitoring of the experiment. To evaluate the EC and MS functionality, two experiments were conducted: the first demonstrated the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) localization, while the second analysed interference avoidance in the 6TiSCH (IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e) wireless technology for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). View Full-Text
Keywords: continuous deployment; testbed; real-time monitoring; Contiki-NG; 6TiSCH; Bluetooth Low Energy continuous deployment; testbed; real-time monitoring; Contiki-NG; 6TiSCH; Bluetooth Low Energy
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Morano, G.; Hrovat, A.; Vučnik, M.; Puhan, J.; Gardašević, G.; Vasiljević, D.; Javornik, T. Experiment Control and Monitoring System for LOG-a-TEC Testbed. Sensors 2021, 21, 6422. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21196422

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Morano G, Hrovat A, Vučnik M, Puhan J, Gardašević G, Vasiljević D, Javornik T. Experiment Control and Monitoring System for LOG-a-TEC Testbed. Sensors. 2021; 21(19):6422. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21196422

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Morano, Grega, Andrej Hrovat, Matevž Vučnik, Janez Puhan, Gordana Gardašević, Dragan Vasiljević, and Tomaž Javornik. 2021. "Experiment Control and Monitoring System for LOG-a-TEC Testbed" Sensors 21, no. 19: 6422. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21196422

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