KanseiGenie The Ohio State University Dependable Distributed and Networked Systems Group at The Ohio State University
KanseiGenie: A Consortium of Sensor Testbeds for At-Scale Federated Experimentation

KanseiGenie provides:
  • Access to 700+ motes to conduct Wireless Sensor Network experiments

  • Both inter- and intra-testbed experiment communication and scheduling

  • Automated data capture

  • Mote health statistics

  • Specification and reservation of resources

  • Free access for the research community

Descriptions of member testbeds:

1. Kansei Wireless Sensor Network Testbed    
  Kansei provides a testbed infrastructure to conduct experiments on various wireless platforms, including 802.11, 802.15.4, and 900 MHz Chipcon CC1000 radios, as well as diverse sensor node platforms, including XSM, TelosB, Imote2 and Stargates.  Currently, Kansei consists of 96 Kansei Nodes.  Each Kansei Node comprises of one XSM, four TelosBs, and one Imote2, all of which are attached to a Stargate.  The Stargates are connected using both wired and wireless ethernet.  The Kansei testbed is now part of the Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) project.  The Kansei Testbed at Ohio State University is now being federated with the NetEye Testbed at Wayne State University.
The Kansei project is headed by Anish Arora.
Kansei Node:
The Stargates serve as the local gateway for each Kansei node.  This allows the Kansei interface to directly program and communicate with each attached sensor node over a wired connection.  The Stargate is a 32-bit class device purchased from CrossBow running Stargate Release 7.2 from Intel Research.  IEEE 802.11b Wireless Networking cards (SMC2532W-B) are installed on each stargate with requisite software (HostAP), external antennas, and device housings.  Stargate applications make use of the EmStar development environment.

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Administrator Messages
• Kansei will be available after updating the web service. 2014-10-18
• Kansei was down January through October for security issues.
• Kansei was down through December and early January. We found the power switch. 2014-01-14.
• Security updates 2013-05-29. Please report any new problems you encounter.
• Kansei was offline on 2013-04-10 from 7AM to 11AM EST for building maintenance.
• 2013-04-07:TelosB motes with IDs less than 260 were found tampered and missing their 3dB attenuators - all TelosBs now are fixed and have their 3dB attenuators installed.
• 2013-02-09 UPDATE: Set Mote IDs only works for contemporary versions of TinyOS (ie > 2.1) that use the TKN CC2420 driver.
• Scheduling options "Next Available", "Absolute", and "Force" should work correctly for TelosBs. "Single User" not yet implemented. Experiments will finish faster when all Tier-2 have reported back. Nodes erroneously marked as busy are now fixed automatically. Broadcast message during maintenance now shows up on all pages. 2013-01-28.
• A new KanseiLite release is available 2011-11-26.
• NetEye site is down 2011-10-03.