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This demonstration shows the programming development suite of the RETOS operating system for sensor networks, which provides a robust and multithreaded programming interface to application programmers. We first demonstrate how to build the RETOS kernel on the TI MSP430, Atmel ATmega 128 and Chipcon CC2430 family of microcontrollers. The application or a kernel module is then compiled and disseminated, via wireless channel, to the target motes. The GUI-based RMon network management tool for RETOS is also demonstrated to monitor the networked sensors, and even to control the system's parameters or applications running on them via a remote shell. The system is demonstrated to run on a mixed set of MSP430, ATmegal28 and CC2430-based motes. Overall, our demonstration will convince attendees of the programming convenience of developing sensor network applications using RETOS, which is, indeed, a mature and practical system that can be used to develop real-world applications.
Date of Conference: 25-27 April 2007