Introduction: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network composed by physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other devices, which have embedded technology in software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity, making it possible to both collect and transmit data.
Advantages: IoT is a potential solution to improve people’s lives. In addition to the exchange of data among machines (M2M), it allows a much easier access to information, energy saving, security, health, education and other daily aspects.
Goals: The IoT research group at GERCOM act in both teaching and developing of related researches with a variety of topics in Iot, such as:
New IoT enabling technologies
Services, Applications, Standards and Use Cases.
Methodology: The group makes the use of a greate number of available hardware tools (sensors, actuators, computers, network infrastructure) and software (simulators: OMNET++, NS2, NS3, OPNET, IoT brokers, Protocols)
8 solar-panel rechargable batteries
4 CMUcam3 cameras
12 SunSpot nodes
3 telosB nodes
10 IRIS nodes
2 gateways with a programable board (MIB-520)
1 – Memsic classroom kit, containing:
30 IRIS nodes
20 MDA 100 acquisition board
10 gateways with a programable board (MIB-520)