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Miha Smolnikar, Carolina Fortuna, Matevž Vučnik, Marko Mihelin, Mihael Mohorčič
Wireless Sensor Network Testbed on Public Lighting Infrastructure
The Second International Workshop on Sensing Technologies in Agriculture, Forestry and Environment

This paper introduces a new outdoor testbed forWireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN) deployed on thepublic lighting infrastructure. Currently it consists of 25 sensor nodes attached to light poles and 2 gateways, one for xDSL andthe other for GSM/GPRS. The sensor nodes control dimming ofthe public LED lights and collect temperature, humidity,pressure, luminance and battery voltage measurements. The sensor nodes and gateways are implement on a Versatile Sensor Node (VSN) platform running a proprietary networking protocol for their interconnection. VSN is a fully modular WSAN platform featuring a powerful microcontroller, custom power supply with battery charger and optional solar cell extension. It supports numerous on board peripherals to cover different application requirements as well as several communication technologies to realize local sensor network and implement gateways to other existing fixed or mobile networks. The data is gathered, processed, stored and exposed by the Global Sensor Networks (GSN) middleware, which enables fast deployment and addition of new nodes in the network as well as basic web-based visualisation of data. It is designed to separate metadata fromdata in order to allow efficient use of semantic and data mining technologies.

Topic: system
Type: workshop
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Public Lighting, LED Lighting, Versatile Sensor Node (VSN), Middleware



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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.

Together with industrial partners we are working on advanced control of ventilation system with heat recuperation. Read more in Slovenian.

The CFP for the Web of Things workshop is out. Consider submitting a paper.

Check the CREW stand at FIA FIRE in Dublin!

Carolina Fortuna successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled Dynamic Composition of Communication Services.

The CREW OC2 project CREW-TV (Feb. 1 2013 - March 31 2014) focuses on the experimental coexistence in TV bands and will involve the LOG-a-TEC testbed where also the final demonstration will be given. 

Tomaz talks about the CREW training days on his blog.

The CREW OC2 project CREW-TV will involve the LOG-a-TEC testbed. 

Zoltan Padrah successfully defended his MSc thesis entitled Distributed Spectrum Sensing in Unlicensed Bands Using the VESNA Platform

The Absolute project has had the kick-off meeting in October 2012.

The CITI-SENSE project has had the kick-off meeting in October 2012.

Tomaž talked about VESNA and Cognitive radio in Kibepipa (talk in Slovenian).

Join us at the CREW training days! Program available here.

Check our github to see what we've opened up!

One of the many aplications we use VESNA for is spectrum sensing. Read more about it!


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

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Dynamic composition of communication services
Carolina Fortuna

Orchestrating Virtual Wireless Networks from Shared Resource Pools
Luiz DaSilva


VESNA in Kognitivni Radio
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