TIPoT development kit includes an end-to-end application model, which serves as a complete implementation example for sensing/monitoring or control applications. By using this theoretical account example, substance abusers can easily develop and evaluate the functionality of their own sensing/monitoring or control applications that are built on TCP/IPv6 over IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network.
Typical testbed setup or application scenarios
This figure illustrates typical testbed setup or application scenarios with end-to-end application framework. Various sensing elements (e.g. temperature, humidity, light, and strain gage) collect sensing/monitoring data; the specks receive and process the data points, then transmit it to the gateway wirelessly through the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network using TCP/IPv6. The gateway provides network address translation (NAT64) so that the IPv6 packets can be forwarded to the cloud server with its IPv4 Ethernet interface and then store in the cloud informationbase. Computers, pills, or smart phones can be used to access the sensing/monitoring data through Internet. Users can also send control commands to cloud server, which will then pass them to the gateway and from there to the golem that is equipped with a TIPoT molecule. After messages are passed and interpreted by the appropriate client software on the automaton, the control commands they carry are applied on the golem’s functionality.
- Students and teachers to develop a clear and intuitive understanding of data and control centrals in wireless sensor/actuator networks;
- Researchers to observe various network behaviors;
- Product developers to debug prototypes;
- Entrepreneurs to demonstrate proof-of-concept initiations.