Wireless Sensor Networks: Prototype Implementation and Coexistence Aspects
Speaker: Dr. Vishwas Lakkundi
Date: 28 May 2009 Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: "Mediterranean Studies" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete.
Host: Panagiotis Tsakalides


Wireless sensor networks enable scalable, self-organizing, self-healing networks that can manage various data traffic patterns. The emergence of wireless sensor networks and their potential for a multitude of novel applications, especially in industrial communications and automation, are noteworthy. This presentation brings out the research and development perspectives on wireless sensor networks from the EU 6FP Virtual Automation Networks (VAN) project in terms of prototype development and coexistence with other chosen wireless technologies. The project-specific design and specification aspects, implementation and integration issues, coexistence tests, measurements and results are covered. We illustrate the successful integration of wireless sensor networks into the overall prototype and show that they can coexist with other wireless technologies.


Vishwas Lakkundi is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Telecommunications & Networks Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH since February 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Wireless Communications (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, 2006), M.Tech. in Digital Electronics (Visveswaraiah Technological University, India, 2001), and B.E. in Electronics and Communication (University of Mysore, India, 1998). Prior to joining FORTH, he worked as a Member of Research Staff for the EU VAN-Project Consortium at BUT, Czech Republic. Previously, he worked in various capacities at Samsung Electronics (UK), Nuntius Systems (India), Indian Space Research Organisation (India) and Karnatak University (India). His research interests include topics involving systems design, PHY & MAC layers, and DSP issues pertaining to wireless sensor networks, UWB, WiMAX and cellular networks. Dr. Lakkundi is a member of the IEEE & the IET.

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