Experiments in the Wild

TRIDENT functionality is described in [1].

The tool has been used to collect connectivity traces in a primary cloud forest in Ecuador [2], where the tests were run directly by the biologists, and, during both winter and summer, in an open field and mountain forests (beech and spruce) in Bondone Mountains [3], [4] and in the forests of Val di Sella [5], Italy .

Moreover, TRIDENT has been used indoor for pre-deployment connectivity tests in a large residential building [6], in a multi-chamber metal environment [7] and in vehicles [8].

  1. [1] "TRIDENT: In-field Connectivity Assessment for Wireless Sensor Networks", [pdf]
    T. Istomin, R. Marfievici, A. L. Murphy and G. P. Picco,
    ExtremeCom, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, August 2014

  2. [2] "Poster Abstract: Are Those Trees Messing with My Wireless Sensor Network?", [pdf]
    R. Marfievici, A. L. Murphy, G. P. Picco, F. Ossi and F. Cagnacci
    ACM Sensys, Rome, Italy, November 2013

  3. [3] "How Environmental Factors Impact Outdoor Wireless Sensor Networks: A Case Study", [pdf]
    R. Marfievici, A. L. Murphy, G. P. Picco, F. Ossi and F. Cagnacci
    IEEE MASS, Hangzhou, China, October 2013

  4. [4] "Motes in the Jungle: Lessons Learned from a Short-term WSN Deployment in the Ecuador Cloud Forest", [pdf]
    M. Ceriotti, M. Chini, A. L. Murphy, G. P. Picco, F. Cagnacci, and B. Tolhurst
    REALWSN, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2010

  5. [5] "Estimating Low-power Radio Signal Attenuation in Forests: a LIDAR-based Approach", [pdf]
    S. Demetri, G. P. Picco, L. Bruzzone
    DCOSS, Fortaleza, Brazil, June 2015

  6. [6] "Embracing Localization Inaccuracy: A Case Study", [pdf]
    U. Raza, A. L. Murphy and G. P. Picco
    ISSNIP, Melbourne, Australia, April 2013

  7. [7] "Experimental Analysis of a Wireless Sensor Network in a Multi-Chamber Metal Environment", [pdf]
    D. Rojas, J. Barrett
    European Wireless Conference, Oulu, Finland, May 2016

  8. [8] "Intra-Vehicle Wireless Sensor Network Communication Quality Assessment via Packet Delivery Ratio Measurements", [pdf]
    S. Reis, D. Pesch, B.L. Wennig, M. Kuhn
    MONAMI, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 2016