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ULTRA-LOW POWER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK FOR METERING APPLICATIONS

Objective

Meter reading is the backbone of the home water and gas billing system. If meters are read incorrectly or not read at all, it will cause a chain reaction of added events that add unnecessary expense and create customer dissatisfaction. Additionally, it has been well established that one of the main reasons for the EU negative balance in the supply and consumption of gas are faults in measurements. Consortium SMEs have identified a clear need to develop a metropolitan gas/water metering system based on wire-less technology to send gas and water supplies readings to their control centre. The system will require no maintenance (battery powered sensors with life-time about 10-15 years) and will provide authenticable and secure data transmission. Timely and accurate recording of the consumption of gas, water and electricity is important as it will also help in identifying any leakages through the analysis of the actual quantity supplied and recorded by the meters. The commercial objective is to develop an ultra low power-consumption, battery-powered, wireless, cost effective and self organizing sensor network for maintenance-free automatic home meter reading applications. This network will be form by smart sensors which will include gas or water counter, logging consumption, outage detection, real-time clock and 2-way communications for remote control (i.e. switch on/switch off) and will support a huge number of sensors (+100).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 34 291,20
Administrative Contact
Albert Nieto (Mr.)

Participants (10)

TRITECH TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 225 922,75
Address
Sturegatan 10-12
172 22 Sundbyberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mattias Wilde (Mr.)
SOFT & CONTROL TECHNOLOGY SRO

Participation ended

Slovakia
Address
Magnezitarska 10
04013 Kosice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrik Meričko (Mr.)
MESHWORKS WIRELESS OY

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Hermia 1
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JCB. ELECTROMECANICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 632,03
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcis Clavell (Mr.)
CASON MERNOKI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RES
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 197 583,91
Address
Velencei U 37
2030 Erd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Farkas (Ms.)
LOWRI BECK SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 145,41
Address
Field Lane 32
WA4 5JR Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robin Bradshaw (Mr.)
WATER SERVICES CORPORATION - WSC
Malta
EU contribution
€ 73 516,72
Address
Qormi Road
LQA 9043 Luqa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephen Galea St. John (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 364,80
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miquel Oliver Riera (Dr.)
MALTA INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION FOR SMES LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 16 243,20
Address
Gardenia - Vjal Il Qalbiena 142
MST 2354 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Bonello (Mr.)
Ossidian Technologies Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 234 195,73
Address
Priory Hall 11 Stillorgan 11
Co. Dublin Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact