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Chapter 11
FEEIT WSN Testbed: Effective System
for Providing Emergency Situations'
Prevention and Surveillance
Aleksandra Mateska, Vladimir Atanasovski, and Liljana Gavrilovska
This chapter presents possible applications of WSNs, along with the emerging
technology of RFID, by elaborating on a deployed sensor network research testbed
at FEEIT's (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies -
Skopje, Macedonia) faculty premises. The installed system serves for development
of demos/proof-of-concept in laboratory surroundings mainly in the area of emer-
gency and surveillance. The testbed and the experience from the demo applications
development are envisioned as an initial phase toward building an advanced large-
scale setup and, further on, as a basis for comprehensive research. This chapter
focuses on the process of testbed deployment, elaborates selected usage scenarios
with appropriate hardware and software resources and their integration into a joint
testbed platform.
The topic chapter is organized as follows. Section 11.1 introduces the testbed
and the selected usage scenarios. Section 11.2 describes the architecture and the
implementation of the application for scenarios' monitoring. The process of testbed
realization through different demo applications is described in Section 11.3 . The
lessons learned from the testbed deployment are briefly described in Section 11.4 .
Finally, Section 11.5 concludes the chapter.
FEEIT's Testbed
The FEEIT's testbed exploits Sun SPOT sensor technology [ 1 ], diverse sensors
(speed, distance, motion, humidity, wind speed, sound, temperature, smoke, and
light [ 2-10 ]), and RFID development kits [ 11-13 ]. Stemming from the common
testbed goal, i.e., developing demo applications for emergency and surveillance,
five usage scenarios are targeted:
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