IoT& WSN Center – A Domain of Excellence to promote explorative research in the field of software technology.


Trident Academy of Technology has setup an IoT& WSN Centerby adding an Internet of Things-Wireless Sensor Network (IoT-WSN) Lab to its battery of high-end lab infrastructures as a special interest project of the Chief Mentor, with a vision to contribute towards technological advancement inthe state Odishathrough active involvementin various Smart City projects.


Core objective behind setting-up of the IoT-WSN Lab is to groom technical workforce with the competency to provide infrastructural facility suitable for setting WSNs and testing small wireless sensor devices with heterogeneous communicating objects. Internet of things being conceptually an Internet of sensors and actuators, the Lab benefits both faculty members and students as well by helping them studydifferent types of WSNs at different power levels, in different configuration and topology, simulating different geographical conditions and terrain, and other WSN specific parameter, configuration and behavior study.

Team Members:

  1. Abhaya Kumar Samal: Coordinator
    Professor (ARG),Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
  1. Santosh Kumar Sahoo, Co-Coordinator
    Asst. Professor, Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
  1. Padmavati Chand, Co-Coordinator
    Asst. Professor, Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
  1. Dayal Kumar Behera, Member
    Asst. Professor, Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
  1. SudhansuRanjanLenka, Member
    Asst. Professor, Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.

Scopes and Facilities Available

The IoT-WSN Center provides scope to experiment with varieties of sensor technology devises in the service of mankind – with sensors limited to smartphones to sensors included in an ever-widening variety of places (remote or local sites) and appliances. Experiment with making of ‘smart/connected’ gadgets by networking traditional machinery with added sensors – simulate a state which is referred to as the ‘Internet of Things’, a communicative network that requires no human intervention once set-up to function – possible by consolidating the presence of networked sensors.


The IoT-WSN Center developed at TAT is capable of providing lots of scopes to enable students and researchers to explore different aspects WSN and develop different applications in the field of IoT. IoT-WSN Center provides infrastructural support to make thorough behavioral study and control of WSN nodes and direct access to the WSN gateways to which nodes are connected, allowing students and researchers to monitor nodes energy consumption and other network-related metrics, e.g., end-to-end propagation delay, throughput or overhead, overload conditions, etc. The facility available offers quick experimental setup and deployment, along with easy evaluation, collection and analysis of results. The infrastructure should allow defining complementary test beds with different node types, topologies and environments for coverage of a wide range of real-life use-cases.

Experiment Scopes

The IoT-WSN Center provides ample of scope to the faculties and students to experiment with:


Experimenting with Heterogeneous Platform: IoT-WSN Center provides scope for experimenting with heterogeneous platforms, with different processor architectures (ARM Cortex, ATMega based Arduino UNO R3, Quad Core Broadcom based Raspberry-Pi) and different wireless infrastructures (WiFi, GSM, ZigBee, 2.4 GHz RF, etc.) in the Lab with either fixed or mobile WSN nodes spread across geographically dispersed sites.


Experimenting with Mobility: IoT-WSN Center provides scope to design and develop applications involving mobile entities with either controlled or uncontrolled mobility by integrating some WSN mobile nodes into the entities – they move on the ground in the space that contains the fixed nodes.


Application Development: IoT-WSN Center offers scope for the development of WSN based IoT applications.

Training Programs

IoT-WSN Center has programs in the pipeline to organize training sessions for the students and faculties on the following areas:

  • Training on different processor based SBCs, such as ATMega based Arduino UNO R3, Quad Core Broadcom based Raspberry-Pi, Intel Galileo and Edison Boards.
  • Setting up of WSNs with Programmable Coordinator & Gateway:
    • Zig Bee Coordinator & Gateway WSN Nodes
    • The coordinators designed around advance processors, such as Arduino UNO R3, Intel Galileo Gen 2, Intel Edision, Waspmote, Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi, etc. and must act as gateway with other wireless connectivity.
    • Zigbee 2.4 GHz/ 865 MHz with external antenna
  • Setting up of WSNs withProgrammable Intelligent End Devices
    • Battery driven end devices for filed applications with with USB interface for field programmability.
    • RF connectivity with the help of Zigbee 2.4 Ghz/ 865 Mhz with external antenna
    • Supporting varieties of Network Topologies with different RF data rates
    • With on-board relay, display and sensor.
  • Setting up of WSNs withSimple End Device with USB Interface
    • ATmega processor based ArduinoUNO R3 SBCs with varieties of wireless connectivity.
    • With Zigbee/ 2.4 GHz RF Module with external antenna for wireless connectivity.
  • Varieties of Sensors
    • Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Vibration Sensor, Displacement Censor, GPS Sensor, PH Sensor, Soil Moisture, Smoke Sensor, Motion Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Current Sensor, ColourSensor, IR Sensor, Barometric Sensor,Magnetometer, Acoustic Sensor, etc.

Shortly IoT-WSN Center is going announce commencement of a short term training program with a broad outline for the program as follows:

  1. Embedded Programming involving Toggling LEDs, transmission of a string through UART, Blinking LEDs through UART, configuring Digital and Analog IO, Toggling LED controlled by Timer, Temperature, humidity, etc. measurement through ADC, etc.
  2. Experimenting with RF Communication: Point to point communication of two Arduino UNO R3 Boards over the radio frequency
  3. Experimenting with Arduino based WSN Applicatoions: different network topology using Coordinator and end network devices
  4. Setting up Single Hop WSN and Multi Hop(Hierarchical) WSN
  5. The hierarchical WSN will be configured into three layers, comprising of:
    1. Sink or Gateway Node
    2. Cluster or Coordinator or Router Nodes and
    3. Leaf or End Nodes

Each leaf node will be experimented by interfacing varieties of sensors, like Accelerometer Sensor, Magnetometer Sensor, Light Sensor, Acoustic Sensor, Sound Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Vibration Sensor, Displacement Censor, GPS Sensor, PH Sensor, Soil Moisture, Smoke Sensor, Motion Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Current Sensor, ColourSensor, IR Sensor, Barometric Sensor, Luxometric Sensors, etc.

Simple configuration of an experimental Hierarchical WSN is shows below:


  1. Experimenting withpeer to peer network topology using Coordinator and end device network devices
  2. Experimenting withpeer to peer communication between Coordinator and end device through a Router
  3. Experimenting with Star Network Topology i.e., Many to one Communication
  4. Experimenting withTree Network Topology
  5. Experimenting withCluster Tree Network
  6. Experimenting withIoT applications

B.Tech./M.Tech. Projects and Publication

Lab facilities at the IoT-WSN Center are open to all the B.Tech. andM.Tech. students, irrespective of their branch of study, to carry out their end-semester projects as per the curriculum, as well as offers program to enrich their knowledge through different beyond-curriculum program modules.


Apart from building conceptual foundation, IoT-WSN Center also extends supports to the students and faculty members to conduct experimental study and write papers based on their experimental findings.

Seminars and Workshop

Coordinators of the IoT-WSN Center have initiatives to organize seminars and workshops for the students and faculties on the upcoming areas of technology.

Contact Persons:

Dr. A. K. Samal, Coordinator
Professor (ARG)
Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
Cell No: +91-9437141314
Email ID: [email protected]
Mr. S. K. Sahoo, Co-Coordinator
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
Cell No: +91-9861387561
Email ID: [email protected]
Dr. (Ms.) P. Chand, Co-Coordinator
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg.
Cell No: +91-9437961032
Email ID: [email protected]