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Testbed at the University of Surrey, Guilford

The following page provides an overview of the current SmartSantander testbed deployment at Guildford site. It describes the network archiecture and provides further details on the underlying utilized hardware components.

Overview of testbed components

The current Guildford testbed mainly relies on an indoor deployment at Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR). In terms of hardware the deployment contains:

  • 250 IoT experimentation nodes
  • 100 embedded gateway nodes (GWs)

The nodes are deployed over the three floors of the CCSR building and in such way that every work desk, public area such as meeting rooms, kitchen, printer rooms and lab spaces is covered. The deployment spans part of the ground and first floor of the BA building and the entire second floor, with 4 rooms on the ground floor, 24 rooms on the first floor and about 20 rooms on the second floor.

For more detail about the hardware characteristics, please refer to the following link.

Deployment architecture

As described above, the current testbed is deployed across three floors of the BA building of the University of Surrey, which is home of the Centre of Communication Systems Research (CCSR).

The three figure below show the current deployment snapshot of the IoT nodes across the three floors respectively.

Floor 0 deployment

Floor 1 deployment

Floor 2 deployment

In each figure the different circles represent the IoT nodes, while the triangles represent the GW to which a particular node is connected.

Data generated through a long lasting experiment (1 year, over 25GB of data) aiming at monitoring fine granular energy consumption at each work desk and correlate this information with other context information (room temperature, light; user presence at desk), due to their sensitive nature, can be accessed in anonymized form by contacting the Guildford testbed administrator.

As result of the first call for experimenters the Guildford testbed has been extended with additional sensing and actuation capabilities by means of the SACCOM project.

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