Headed by Dr. Jan Beutel, the networked embedded systems group works on architectures, tools, methodology of wireless sensor networks as well as their application in real-world deployments. To this extent we entertain a number of interdisciplinary collaborations, primarily with basic research in environmental sciences.
In particular, we are interested in the following subjects:
- deployment of sensor networks in real-word settings with the ultimate goal to replace the current "trial-and-error deployment practice" with a systematic approach
- methods and tools for the design and test of wireless sensor networks that are reliable and can be used in applications with high dependability requirements
- development of formal methods for specific problems such as time synchronization, validation of non-functional properties, topology control, and testing
- energy harvesting and resource aware scheduling
- real-time wireless communication and flow control
- investigation of applications such as environmental sensing (permafrost) and safety networks (fire) in buildings