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This page lists the latest activities of the wireless sensor network initiative related to Sun Small Programmable Object Technology devices.


TinyVM for ATMEGA128

(April 2008)

Dr. Bernd Burgstaller and his team in Korea has finished the implementation of TinyVM for the Atmega128 microcontroller, which is used in Mica2 and successor motes. The new implementation of TinyVM allows inplace execution of compressed bytecode.


T-Ant Simulator

(January 2008)

Selvakennedy has provided more details on the WSN networking projects. In particular, there are now T-Ant Simulators for Linux and Windows available for download.


Relaunch of the WSN @ USYD Website

(July 2007)

Welcome to our completely restructured website of the WSN Initiative at the University of Sydney, School of IT. Most notably, we have changed the layout and design completely, adding a standard navigation menu to each page, as well as a pathway display, so that you always know where you are and what else you can access. We also reworked the content in large parts, adding more project information and giving more background on our different research areas and our research platform, the Sun SPOT sensor nodes. Enjoy!


Porting of SSDQP to eSPOTs

(2007, Semester 1)

We successfully ported SSDQP to eSPOTs! Our Undergraduate student Quincy Tse (supervised by Uwe Roehm) has just finished the work. The description of the project can be found here.


Resource-Aware Clustering in SSDQP

(2007, Semester 1)

Our Undergraduate student Quincy Tse (supervised by Uwe Roehm) has integrated the resource-awareness framework and the resource-aware clustering algorithm into SSDQP, out Sun SPOT distributed query processor. The description of the project can be found here.


Distributed Resource-Aware Clustering in WSNs

(2007, Summer Vacation Project)

Our Master by Coursework (Research Track) Student Duc Nhan Phung (supervised by Uwe Roehm and Mohamed Gaber) has extended its resource-aware clustering protocol for SunSPOTs to a distributed version. The description of the project can be found here.


Comparison of Central vs. In-network Data Processing for Wireless Sensor Networks

(2006, Semester 2)

Our Master by Coursework (Research Track) Student Karel Herink (supervised by Uwe Roehm and Mohamed Gaber) has compared the performance of centralized and in-network computing under various deployment conditions. The software and the description of the project can be found here.


Resource-Aware Data Processing

(2006, Semester 2)

Our Master by Coursework (Research Track) Student Duc Nhan Phung (supervised by Uwe Roehm and Mohamed Gaber) has implemented novel data processing techniques for SUN Spots that are resource-aware. The software and the description of the project can be found here.


A Multihop Building Monitoring System

(2006, Semester 2)

Our undergraduate students Kim Thanh Nguyen and Parampal Pooni (supervised by S. Selvadurai) have written a multihop system for monitoring a building. A graphical user interface was implemented and JSim was used to simulate the system. The software and the description of the project can be found here.


Sun SPOTs at Science in the City

(August 2006)

Sun SPOTs technology was presented at the Science in the City (1/8/06 - 3/8/06). Science in the City is Sydney's largest science event and provides high school students with a fantastic opportunity to get involved in science. The school of IT had a hands-on demonstration with Sun SPOTs. Thanks again for my team: Mr. Lang Hames, Mr. Darren Kwok, Mr. Ruchir Punjabi, and Dr. Bernd Burgstaller for dedicating their time for this great event.


New Casing for bSPOTs

(2006, Semester 1)

Our hardware manager Mr. Remo Di Giovanni from the School of IT has invented a casing for our 20 SUN bSPOTs. Remo has recycled old computer mice. It is definitely a neat idea.

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Photo of Remo Di Giovanni


A Quickstart Manual for bSPOTs

(2006, Semester 1)

Our master by coursework student Mr. Yuhsiang Tsa (supervised by U. Roehm) has written a quickstart manual for the bSPOTs. This manual comprises how to install the software and how to program bSPOT hardware. The manual can be found here.


A Distributed Programming Language for bSPOTs

(2006, Semester 1)

As part of the SOFT 1002 course our first year student Mr. Ruchir Punjabi (supervised by B. Scholz) has developed a small stack-oriented programming language for Sun SPOTs. It facilitates distributed computations in a network of Sun SPOTs. The language is related to Forth. It operates on a stack and has only one simple data type namely integers. It features recursively defined functions and allows communication between nodes in the network. Sources and a detailed description of the project can be found here.


A Simulator for bSPOTs

(2006, Semester 1)

Our master by courswork student Mrs. Ling Bai (supervised by B. Scholz) has written a software simulator for datagrams. Now programs can be executed  without the  SunSPOT hardware. It provides basic communication primitives for datagrams. The software and description of the project can be found here.