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Wirelessly accessible sensor populations

Objective

An important class of collaborating objects is represented by the myriad of wireless sensors, which will constitute the infrastructure for the ambient intelligence vision. The academic world actively investigates the technology for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Industry is reluctant to use these results coming from academic research. A major cause is the magnitude of the mismatch between research at the application level and the node and network level.

The WASP project aims at narrowing this mismatch by covering the whole range from basic hardware, sensors, processor, communication, over the packaging of the nodes, the organisation of the nodes, towards the information distribution and a selection of applications. The emphasis in the project lays in the self-organisation and the services, which link the application to the sensor network. Research into the nodes themselves is needed because a strong link lies between the required flexibility and the hardware design. Research into the applications is necessary because the properties of the required service will influence the configuration of both sensor network and application for optimum efficiency and functionality. All inherent design decisions cannot be handled in isolation as they depend on the hardware costs involved in making a sensor and the market size for sensors of a given type.

Three business areas, road transport, elderly care, and herd control, are selected for their societal significance and large range of requirements, to validate the WASP results. The general goal of the project is the provision of a complete system view for building large populations of collaborating objects. The impact on European industry and research comes from the provision of an European alternative to the WSNs originating in the US.

The WASP results will be well suited for adoption by SMEs. The consortium defines an active programme to approach the appropriate SMEs and to familiarise them with the WASP results.

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Coordinator

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

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Netherlands

Participants (18)

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ASG VEEHOUDERIJ BV

Netherlands

CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EUROPAISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

HEALTH TELEMATIC NETWORK S.P.A.

Italy

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH FORSCHUNGSLABORATORIEN AACHEN

Germany

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

SAP AG

Germany

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND

Netherlands

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034963

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 349 832

  • EU contribution

    € 10 100 000

Coordinated by:

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands