Pöttner, Wolf-Bastian and Wolf, Lars and Cecilio, José and Furtado, Pedro and Silva, Ricardo and Silva, Jorge Sa and Santos, Amancio and Gil, Paulo and Cardoso, Alberto and Zinonos, Zinon and Ó, Jose Manuel do and McCarthy, Ben and Brown, James and Roedig, Utz and O'Donovan, Tony and Sreenan, Cormac J. and He, Zhitao and Voigt, Thiemo and Jugel, Anja (2011) WSN Evaluation in Industrial Environments First results and lessons learned. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks (PWSN/DCOSS 2011). .
The GINSENG project develops performance-controlled wireless sensor networks that can be used for time-critical applications in hostile environments such as industrial plant automation and control. GINSENG aims at integrating wireless sensor networks with existing enterprise resource management solutions using a middleware. A cornerstone is the evaluation in a challenging industrial environment — an oil refinery in Portugal. In this paper we first present our testbed. Then we introduce our solution to access, debug and flash the sensor nodes remotely from an operations room in the plant or from any location with Internet access. We further present our experimental methodology and show some exemplary results from the refinery testbed.
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