I have been working with Dr. Wenyuan Xu to prepare hardware and software needed to test the reliability of wireless sensor networks. The other REU student, Alyssa, and I have been working under Dr. Xu and we are also working with Dr. Juan Caicedo and graduate student Johannio Marulanda in the Engineering Department. Dr. Caicedo and Johannio are helping us aid them in their research. Johannio is actually building a car that we can put the sensor on so that we will be able to test mobile sensors.
For the past couple of weeks, Alyssa and I have been downloading the software required to program the sensor platforms we soon will be testing. We have also been learning the C sharp(C#) programming language used to program the sensors. We have been meeting weekly to get everything situated and Johannio plans to have the car built by the end of next week. We have tested basic communication between two sensors and we are moving toward the various communication environments soon.