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Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things

Objective

So far, the Internet of Things (IoT) is narrowband with no latency constraints. A wider range of applications is envisioned for industrial manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous cars. It makes use of artificial intelligence, where compute functions will be offloaded from devices into the cloud. Accordingly, future IoT will need wireless links with high data rates, low latency and reliable connectivity despite the limited radio spectrum. Connected lighting is an interesting infrastructure for IoT services because it enables visible light communication (VLC), i.e. a wireless communication using unlicensed light spectrum. LED luminaires have enough modulation bandwidth for high data rates and each luminaire can be used as a wireless access point. Networked VLC-enhanced luminaires will add new features to build a wireless network for the IoT. ELIOT will start from existing prototypes and develop the support for IoT services. The project will integrate the lighting infrastructure with VLC and add positioning, multicast communications and enhanced security. ELIOT will demonstrate the new infrastructure in real environments at TRL ≥6 and mobile IoT devices at TRL ≥ 4. Main project goals are to provide an open reference architecture for the support of IoT in the lighting infrastructure, build consensus reflecting the best architectural choices, contribute to standardization of lighting and telecom infrastructures in IEC, IETF, IEEE and ITU-T and provide a roadmap for IoT until 2022 and beyond. ELIOT brings together Europe’s key players that cover the whole value chain, i.e. OSRAM, Philips Lighting and Tridonic as major component and luminaire makers, Maxlinear as chipmaker, NOKIA as a leading network vendor and integrator, BMW, Weidmüller and Thyssen Krupp working on industrial IoT, Deutsche Telekom and KPN as innovative operators, together with Fraunhofer HHI as a leading research institute and two top universities from Eindhoven and Oxford.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 541 655,75

Participants (10)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 458 078,75
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 905 937
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONINKLIJKE KPN NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 311 500
Address
Wihelminakade 123
3072 AP Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 337 942,50
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAXLINEAR HISPANIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 625
Address
C/ Narcis Monturiol I Esterriol 11
28020 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIGHTBEE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 125
Address
Parque Cientifico Tecnologico De Ulpgc Edificio Polivalente Ii Oficina 8
35017 Las Palmas De Grand Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEIDMULLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 475
Address
Klingenbergstrasse 16
32756 Detmold
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 687
Address
Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNIFY NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 253 000
Address
High Tech Campus 45
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)