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Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational Wind park

Objective

With anticipated exponential growth of connected devices, future networks require an open solutions architecture facilitated by standards and a strong ecosystem. Such devices need an easy interface to the connected network to request the kind of communication service characterized by guarantees about bandwidth, delay, jitter, packet loss or redundancy. In response, the network should grant the requested network resources automatically and program the intermediate networking devices based on device profile and privileges. Similar requirement also comes from business applications where application itself asks for particular network resources based on its needs. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) provide promising combination leading to programmable connectivity, rapid service provisioning and service chaining.

As a part of 5G PPP programme, VirtuWind will develop and demonstrate SDN & NFV ecosystem, based on open, modular and secure framework showcasing a prototype for intra-domain and inter-domain scenarios in real wind parks as a representative use case of industrial networks, and validate the economic viability of the demonstrated solution. The wind park control network has been chosen as a professional application in VirtuWind as wind energy has now established itself as a mainstream of sustainable energy generation. By envisioning lower capital expenditure and operational expenditure costs in control network infrastructure, VirtuWind will play important role in assisting wind energy sector to achieve cost reductions. Further applicability of VirtuWind solution in other industrial domains will bring multifold benefits in their communication networks.

The VirtuWind consortium consists of strong industry and academic partners covering the whole value chain of programmable networks. The consortium is striving for a common vision of creating industrial capability of SDN/NFV in Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 277 947,25

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 514 250
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 388 250
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 553 728,75
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 335 737,50
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 587,50
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 494 748
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 597 712,50
Address
Collinstown Industrial Park
W23 Leixlip
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 594,53
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 343,47
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)