Various software tools have been developed for network management and data manipulation.
We developed a network monitor tool based on the Surge java tool in TinyOS. It can display the network topology and the status of each node, and visualize the real-time sensing data in readable format. Moreover, it can record events from sensor nodes and send email alert to users if a node stops sending packet for a certain period. It also provides users the interface to issue user commands to adjust the network behavior.
We have designed and implemented Panorama (See Figure1), a sensor network visualization and monitoring web tool for Mount St. Helens as part of our testbed. This system provides the user with the real-time and precise visualization of the sensor network deployed in a harsh environment. Additionally, Panorama also provides an interface to configure the sensor networks, such as changing the priority of specific data types and sampling rates for each sensor.
Figure 1 A Snapshot of Panoroma