CitySense: Deploying and Maintaining An Urban-Scale Wireless Sensor Network Testbed (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Josh Bers, Senior Engineer
Raytheon BBN Technologies
United States
Nov 17, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • CitySense is a long-lived testbed in Cambridge MA that supports open access to the WSN community
  • Lessons learned in terms of testbed maintenance and community buy-in
  • Next steps: going off the grid:
  • Solar powered nodes
  • Low-power wireless networking
  • Supporting disconnected nodes with Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocols

Speaker Biography (Josh Bers)

Mr. Bers is Senior Engineer in the Advanced Networking Group at Raytheon BBN Technologies. Mr. Bers has led the design, development and deployment of advanced distributed software systems for technologically demanding customers for over 15 years. Customers include: DARPA, US Army, Verizon, Verizon Wireless and NEC.

Company Profile (Raytheon BBN Technologies)

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Government customers turn to Raytheon BBN Technologies for solutions that help make us safe and secure; business customers rely on us for breakthrough thinking that helps them bring new innovations to market and gives them a competitive edge. BBN accomplishes the most difficult technological feats across a range of disciplines that include: speech recognition and language translation, sensor systems, mobile ad hoc wireless networks, network security and internet research.
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