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PotatoNet - Outdoor Testbed to evaluate WSNs exposed to real environmental conditions


Season 2017 | Season 2016 | Season 2015


  • 16.02.2016: Evaluation of IdealVolting with 16 nodes! Measurement of the energy efficiency by using the PotatoScopes is planned
  • 09.12.2015: Relaunch of the PotatoNet for the winter season. Nine additional nodes were added to the network. Also a webcam was installed, which takes a picture every 15 minutes.
  • 11.09.2015: Removal of PotatoNet due to harvesting. Relaunch of PotatoNet at the edge of the potato field. All nodes are online again.
  • 25.08.2015: Relaunch of the PotatoNet without any problems. Evaluation of IdealVolting is online again. Also, we got a couple of important hardware components delivered, so expect Potatotnet to grow (and evolve) soon.
  • 21.08.2015: Temporary removal of the Potatonet due to the upcoming harvest. Restart of evaluations is planned for the 26.08.2015.
  • 17.07.2015: Start of the evaluation to analyze the reliability of undervolted WSNs using IdealVolting
  • 09.07.2015: Setup of the measurement equippment to evaluate the drought stress of potato crops.
  • 04.07.2015: Something (oder somebody) cut the Uplink cable. The damage has already been repaired.
  • 29.06.2015: The first evaluation of undervolting-capable wireless sensor node under real environmental conditions! This evaluation will show the inmpact of temperatures on the reliability and energy efficiency of the WSN
  • 20.06.2015: Visit PotatoNet at TU-Night 2015 on Saturday evening, June 27th. You can find us at the "Alan Turing Allee" (directly behind Informatikzentrum, Mühlenpfordtstr. 23).
  • 30.05.2015: It is science! First real epxerimental payload running. We are analysing the deployment's topology under different conditions.
  • 29.05.2015: Installed VDSL link in Dehtlingen. Hoping for a more stable uplink!
  • 22.05.2015: Deployment in Dethlingen! Only 3G uplink for now.


Some interesting pictures from construction, deployment and operation of Potatonet can be found in our gallery.

Open Source Downloads

We we will provide links to custom hard- and software we designed for PotatoNet here.


Project members at IBR

Dr. Ulf Kulaukulau[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Stephan Rottmannrottmann[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Björn Gernertgernert[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Dr. Sebastian Schildtschildt[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Wolfwolf[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de+49-531-3913288138


Risk-oriented Task Scheduling for Wireless Sensor NodesBachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Project ThesisDr. Ulf Kulauopen
Implementing and Evaluating AWuR on AmphisbaenaBachelor ThesisBjörn Gernert, Stephan Rottmannfinished
Entwicklung eines drahtlosen Feuchtigkeitssensors für Nahrungsmittellager, Development of a wireless humidity sensor for food storage facilitiesMaster Thesis, Project ThesisBjörn Gernertfinished
LoRa trifft DTN - Entwicklung und Evaluation eines verzögerungstoleranten LoRa-basierten Sensornetzwerks für Nahrungsmittellager, LoRa meets DTN - Development and evaluation of a delay tolerant LoRa based sensor network for food storehousesMaster ThesisBjörn Gernertfinished
Verzögerungstolerante Erfassung von Sensordaten zur Verbesserung des Precision-Farming, Advance Precision Farming by delay tolerant gathering of sendor dataBachelor ThesisBjörn Gernertfinished
Online Modellbildung auf drahtlosen Sensorknoten unter Energie- und Speicherplatzgesichtspunkten, Online modeling on wireless sensor nodes under energy and memory considerationsMaster ThesisRobert Hartungfinished
Integration eines dynamischen Energiemodells zur Simulation der Energieaufnahme drahtloser Sensornetze unter realen UmgebungsbedingungenMaster ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
Verteilte Energiemessung in drahtlosen Sensornetzen im AußeneinsatzMaster ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
Entwicklung eines Micro-Source-Energy-Harvesters für SensorknotenMaster ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
Datenerhebung von IEEE 802.15.4 Radios unter verschiedenen TemperatureinflüssenBachelor ThesisDr. Ulf Kulau, Robert Hartungfinished
Energieeffiziente Messstation für verteilte Trockenstressmessungen an KartoffelpflanzenMaster ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
An adaptive prediction approach for low power WSNMaster ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
Abhärtung von Programmen in fehleranfälligen WSNsBachelor ThesisDr. Ulf Kulau, Arthur Martensfinished
Energieeffizienzanalyse des RPL-Protokolls im Falle transienter KnotenausfälleProject ThesisDr. Ulf Kulau, Arthur Martensfinished
Zielfunktion zur effizienten und robusten Wegewahl in WSNsBachelor ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished
Energy Harvesting für Sensorknoten unter Nutzung der BodentemperaturBachelor ThesisDr. Ulf Kulaufinished

If you are interested in writing a thesis regarding this project, please feel free to contact Dr. Ulf Kulau.

last changed 2017-11-04, 13:10 (dynamic content) by Dr. Ulf Kulau