Projects using and improving TWIST

The following projects have or are using TWIST.

FP7 CREW - Cognitive Radio Experimentation World

The main target of FP7-CREW is to establish an open federated test platform, which facilitates experimentally-driven research on advanced spectrum sensing, cognitive radio and cognitive networking strategies in view of horizontal and vertical spectrum sharing in licensed and unlicensed bands.

The CREW platform incorporates 5 individual wireless testbeds incorporating diverse wireless technologies (heterogeneous ISM, heterogeneous licensed, cellular, wireless sensor, heterogeneous outdoor) augmented with State-of-the-Art cognitive sensing platforms.

The CREW project started in October 2010 with a consortium of 7 partners. In July 2011, an eighth partner joined. To extend the use of the federated testbeds to external researchers, two open calls were organized and a third call is being evaluated.

CREW Federated testbed

CONET - Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence

The CONET project focuses on building a strong research community in the domain of Cooperating Objects, a unifying concept that binds together the areas of embedded systems for robotics and control, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks. Cooperating Objects are embedded computing devices equipped with communication as well as sensing or actuation capabilities that are able to cooperate and organize themselves autonomously into networks to achieve a common task.

In the context of the project, the TKN group is actively involved in promoting the concept of Cooperating Objects as effective method for addressing the challenges in fundamental research areas, like radio resource management and adaptation, as well as in application oriented tasks, like recognition of emotions using wireless sensor nodes.

TKN is also leading the development activities for the CONET Testbed Federation, a platform for federating Cooperating Object testbeds that facilitates cross-validation studies by enabling easy migration of experiments across the member testbeds. Our TWIST testbed is the largest federate and the main prototyping platform.

RICH - Reliable IP over channel hopping networks

JN5168 nodes (dongles and board)

In the RICH project we and our partners assemble a network stack as enabler for innovative IoT applications with stringent requirements on latency and reliability that can often be found in industrial settings. We leverage several well established protocols (such as IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RPL, CoAP) to build on top of the rising technology for reliable link layer applications IEEE 802.15.4e-TSCH. This effort is accomplished by an external (cloud based) scheduler that orchestrates the TSCH links between neighboring nodes according to the demands of the IP network.

Our partners are NXP Semiconductors, Swedish ICT, TU Eindoven and Uni Twente.

A main contribution from TKN is to port the NXP JN5168 platform to TinyOS and implement TSCH for TinyOS.

We integrated the JN5168/9 hardware into TWIST.sensor at TKN and currently 17 nodes are deployed on the 4th floor in our building.

RICH is catalyst funded by EIT Digital.

WiSHFUL - Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL

WiSHFUL focuses on speeding up the development and testing cycles of wireless solution developments. It defines software modules with unified interfaces that permit wireless developers to quickly implement and validate advanced wireless network solutions. The software modules will enable the quick and efficient tuning of radio and/or network parameters to find the best configuration given the wireless device’s operating environment. The software modules will also be reprogrammable with other, new modules, which can be downloaded from app-store like repositories.

WiSHFUL can help you:

  1. Test, debug and evaluate your wireless mesh solution at scale
  2. Tweak your wireless solution for optimal performance, also in environments where your wireless solution has to compete with other wireless devices and technologies
  3. Extend your new radio platform with flexible unified programming interfaces
  4. and more…
WiSHFUL software architecture

The WiSHFUL project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement n645274. The project started on January 1st 2015 and will last for 36 months.