SensorLab

SensorLab is an interdepartmental laboratory within Jozef Stefan Institute which carries out research and development related to the Internet of Things, Web of Things and Smart Objects. Most solutions are prototyped and tested, and based on obtained results and experience we continuously improve our hardware and software platforms.

The laboratory is supported by several groups from JSI: the Department of Communication Systems and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

The Department of Communication Systems covers research and prototyping related to wireless communication protocols, sensor networks, embedded systems and energy efficiency.

The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory covers research in sensor data management, sensor stream mining and semantic services.

 

Learn more about LOG-a-TEC, our VESNA based testbed! 

LOG-a-TEC covers a set of diverse testbeds used for research purposes. The testbeds are mostly based on the VESNA hardware platform - developed by SensorLab.

The testbeds currently consist of 70-80 sensor nodes installed outdoors, mostly on light poles and rooftops in different regions of Slovenia. They allow remote monitoring, reconfiguration and experimentation. The application area range from environmental monitoring, smarts grids to cognitive radio experimentation.

http://www.log-a-tec.eu/

Highlights

Marko Pesko, Miha Smolnikar, Matevz Vucnik, Tomaz Javornik, Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic and Mihael Mohorcic published a paper titled "Smartphone with augmented gateway functionality as opportunistic WSN gateway device" in Wireless Personal Communications journal. They described how a Samsung phone connected via Bluetooth to a VESNA sensor node can act as a gateway to a wireless sensor network.

Chapter "Low-cost testbed development and its applications in cognitive radio prototyping" written by our colleagues Tomaž Šolc, Carolina Fortuna and Mihael Mohorcic has been published by Springer in the book  "Cognitive Radio and Networking for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks" from the Recent Advances and Visions for the Future series.

Jernej and Klemen talked with Nickola Naous about our new VESNA sensor node design. Read about The engineers behind the WSN Vesna on the IoTMonkey blog.

The CREW project entered a continuous open access phase. You can test your cognitive radio networking solution on 5 differrent testbed islands and advanced radio components, including our LOG-a-TEC testbed and the VESNA sensor network platform.

In cooperation with Adria Mobil we are developing a motorhome for the future. Adria Moving Lab is equipped with intelligent sensors that allow the vehicle to adapt to its user. This way we can optimize the use of consumables like fuel and water and exploit renewable sources of energy like solar power. The prototype has been unveiled at the Institute Jožef Stefan open days in April 2014.

Our paper "Trends in the development of communication networks: Cognitive networks" is the 10th among the 25th most cited articles published since 2009, extracted from Scopus, see all on the Elsevier web site.

Check the "Cognitive radio experimentation with VESNA platform" presentation by Miha Smolnikar at the School on Applications of Open Spectrum and White Spaces Technologies.

We are looking for a C programmers that would join the team developing the VESNA platform. Candidates that have previous experience with electronic circuit design, operating systems or open source projects will have priority.

 

We are constantly open for talented, open minded and hard working undergraduate students, interns and MSc/PhD candidates. Read more.

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Videolectures


Dynamic composition of communication services

Carolina Fortuna

Orchestrating Virtual Wireless Networks from Shared Resource Pools
Luiz DaSilva


VESNA in Kognitivni Radio

Tomaž Šolc

[ more videolectures ]

Demos


SensorNetwork testbed
Mash-up demo.

 

GSN demo

[ more demos ]

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