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End-user Interface and Backend for Wireless Networks

  • Author(s): Colin Rundel
  • Eric Graham
  • et al.

As envisioned by the NEON program, sensor networks will commonly be deployed as a tool of ecologists and biologists in the future. For such users it is important to have a simple and easy to use interface that assumes no specific technical knowledge of how the underlying sensor network functions. To this end, we have implemented a suite of simple tools to allow an end-user to interact with data from several test deployments at the James Reserve. Key features of these tools include the monitoring of the overall health of a sensor network through automatic sanity checks and data visualization. Additionally, the end-user is provided low and high level access to historical data through a robust database backend and web based visualization system.

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