CCI hosts two shared experimental testbeds for research into internet of things.


Tutornet is a low-power wireless network testbed deployed at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), that has been extensively used for research and teaching. Tutornet is currently composed of 113 sensor nodes (91 TelosB, 13 MicaZ, 9 OpenMote) covering two adjacent floors in the Ronald Tutor Hall building. It features three generations of wireless sensor nodes, all with IEEE802.15.4-compliant radios operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

a visualization of the Tutornet testbed


The CCI IoT testbed, currently under construction, is an  campus-wide experimental testbed at USC, intended to contain hundreds of sensors, actuators, processors and wireless radios. It will support research pertaining to evaluation of new hardware, sensing, processing, algorithms, and software for the Internet of Things.

main modules in IoT testbed nodes