JAWS - Deployment-Support Network

Deployment-Support Network Domains

The Deployment-Support Network is a new methodology for the development, test, deployment, and validation of wireless sensor networks. The DSN is a robust, wireless cable replacement offering reliable and transparent connections to arbitrary WSN target devices. Compared to traditional serial-cable approaches, this results in enhanced scalability and flexibility with respect to node location, density, and mobility. This makes the coordinated deployment of WSNs possible.

Online Demo - DSN Testbed at ETH Zurich

The current test implementation of a Deployment-Support Network is called JAWS and runs on BTnodes. A demo testbed installation is online and can be used to control different target devices. Currently, we support BTnode, Tmote, TinyNode and A80 target devices using different dsnX hardware adapters, but actually any Atmel AVR or TI MSP430 target, i.e. Berkeley/Crossbow Motes are also possible. The current access nodes are noted red in the floorplan.

Deployment-Support Network Demo Locations

JAWS DSN Documentation

Get started 1-2-3 with the Jaws Tutorial

JAWS DSN Download

Current DSN Target Implementations


  • T. Rein: Energy and Time Efficient Link-Quality Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2007. [pdf]
  • M. Wirz: BTnode Application for Automated Link Measurements. Term Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2007. [pdf]
  • J. Beutel, M. Dyer, M. Yuecel and L. Thiele: Development and Test with the Deployment-Support Network. Proc. 4th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2007), Parallel and Distributed Systems Report Series PDS-2007-001, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Delft, The Netherlands, pages 47-48, January, 2007. [pdf]
  • M. Dyer, J. Beutel, L. Thiele, T. Kalt, P. Oehen, K. Martin and P. Blum: Deployment Support Network - A Toolkit for the Development of WSNs. Proc. 4th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2007), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 4373, Springer, Berlin, pages 195-211, January, 2007. [pdf]
  • R. Lim: Wireless Fire Sensor Network Demonstrator. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2006. [pdf]
  • T. Kalt: Online Sensor Network Analysis Tools. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2006. [pdf]
  • P. Oehen: DSNAnalyzer: Backend for the Deployment Support Network. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2006. [pdf]
  • J. Beutel: Fast-prototyping Using the BTnode Platform. Proc. Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2006), ACM Press, New York, pages 977-982, March 2006. [pdf]
  • J. Beutel, M. Dyer and K. Martin: Sensor Network Maintenance Toolkit. Proc. 3rd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2006), pages 58-59, February 2006. [pdf]
  • Jan Beutel: Design and Deployment of Wireless Networked Embedded Systems. PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2005. [pdf]
  • D. Hobi and L. Winterhalter. Large-scale Bluetooth Sensor-Network Demonstrator. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2005. [pdf]
  • S. Zimmermann. Online Sensor Network Monitoring. Term Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2005. [pdf]
  • J. Beutel, M. Dyer, L. Meier, and L. Thiele: Scalable Topology Control for Deployment-Support Networks. Proc. 4th Int'l Conf. Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '05), pages 359-363, April 2005. [pdf]
  • J. Beutel, M. Dyer, M. Hinz, L. Meier, M. Ringwald: Next-Generation Prototyping of Sensor Networks. Proc. 2nd ACM Conf. Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2004), ACM Press, New York, 291-292, November, 2004. [pdf]
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