Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)s are a exciting development with very large potential to have a significant beneficial impact on every aspect of our lives while generating huge opportunities for European industry. What is needed to kick off the development and exploitation of WSNs is an architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks integrating comprehensive security capabilities right form the concept stage. This would support the rapid development of sensor networks and would open up the application domain for commercial activities.
UbiSecandSens intends to solve this by providing a comprehensive architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks with the full level of security that will make them trusted and secure for all applications. In addition UbiSecandSens will provide a complete tool box of security aware components which, together with the UbiSecandSens radically new design cycle for secure sensor networks, will enable the rapid development of trusted sensor network applications.
The UbiSecandSens approach is to use three representative WSN scenarios to iteratively determine solutions for the key WSN issues of scalability, security, reliability, self-healing and robustness. This will also give a clearer understanding of the real-world WSN requirements and limitations as well as identifying how to achieve a successful rollout of WSNs.
The results of UbiSecandSens are a necessary step to progress the field of security and communication research in Europe and, as well as advancing the competitiveness of the European industry, they assist the European Commission to develop more comprehensive programs for innovative socially and economically beneficial sensor applications to be part of future research programs after 2007.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
78153 Le Chesnay
971 87 Lulea
W3 6BL London