Demo Abstract: Applications on the Signpost Platform for City-Scale Sensing

Joshua Adkins, Branden Ghena, Neal Jackson, Pat Pannuto, Samuel Rohrer, Bradford Campbell, Prabal Dutta

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Abstract

City-scale sensing holds the promise of enabling deeper insight into how our urban environments function. Applications such as observing air quality and measuring traffic flows can have powerful impacts, allowing city planners and citizen scientists alike to understand and improve their world. However, the path from conceiving applications to implementing them is fraught with difficulty. A successful city-scale deployment requires physical installation, power management, and communications-all challenging tasks standing between a good idea and a realized one. The Signpost platform, presented at IPSN 2018, has been created to address these challenges. Signpost enables easy deployment by relying on harvested, solar energy and wireless networking rather than their wired counterparts. To further lower the bar to deploying applications, the platform provides the key resources necessary to support its pluggable sensor modules in their distributed sensing tasks. In this demo, we present the Signpost hardware and several applications running on a deployment of Signposts on UC Berkeley's campus, including distributed, energy-adaptive traffic monitoring and fine grained weather reporting. Additionally we show the cloud infrastructure supporting the Signpost deployment, specifically the ability to push new applications and parameters down to existing sensors, with the goal of demonstrating that the existing deployment can serve as a future testbed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages124-125
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538652985
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Apr 11 2018Apr 13 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2018

Conference

Conference17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2018
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period4/11/184/13/18

Keywords

  • City Scale Sensing
  • Energy harvesting
  • Modular
  • Platform
  • Signpost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management

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