Marian Buschsieweke

PhD student, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, "MIoT-Nodes: A Tool to Evaluate RIOT's Power Consumption, Performance, and More"


MIoT-Nodes: A Tool to Evaluate RIOT’s Power Consumption, Performance, and More


Marian started in 2017 as PhD student to research on access control in IoT scenarios in the work group ComSys, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. In the same year he joined the RIOT. He is using RIOT for research, teaching, and a constantly increasing number of spare time projects.


The MIoT-Testbed consists of roughly 200 wireless nodes and is developed at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. From its predecessor, the DES-Testbed, it inherits prior experience and the architecture consisting of three major components: The Hardware, the Testbed Management Software (TBMS), and an experimentation methodology. While we engage in an ongoing development on all three components, the most striking difference compared to the DES-Testbed is the hardware. Therefore, this talk explains the MIoT-Nodes in detail and highlights possible use cases of the testbed for the development of RIOT.

Compared to the nodes of the DES-Testbed, the MIoT nodes offer state of the art hardware, multiple wireless network interfaces covering three base bands and various different technologies, and an advanced power monitoring solution. In addition to its use as research platform, the MIoT testbed could be a valuable tool for development in RIOT: Automated experiments allow to identify and quantify improvements and regressions during the development of RIOT in both performance and power consumption. These informations can provide valuable insights for design decisions in RIOT’s development process.