New Forest test-bed

To carry our local trials of IP-based sensor networks we have made a small test-bed in the New Forest. This allows easy access to try different hardware/software/techniques and there are a range of features such as streams and animals which could be investigated.

The sensor nodes are based on a design by an ECS student Sam Kendall, who also worked with us in an internship in 2020.

Various techniques for quickly deploying a node high in a tree were tested. This first site is on top of a small rise – so a node is needed to link down-hill to other nodes.
This is a larger box, allowing for future sensors or larger power supplies to measure the stream
this is an example of a smaller box placed somewhere animals will not tread.