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Wireless Sensor Networks for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures

Contact: Uwe Herzog

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The goal of WSAN4CIP is to substantially advance the technology of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSANs) beyond the current state of the art and to apply this technology to the Protection of Critical Infrastructures.

In particular, the WSAN4CIP project will apply these advanced wireless and sensor network developments to the management of power generation and distribution infrastructure management systems, which is one of the most demanding applications for wireless infrastructure, to demonstrate the appropriateness and effectiveness of the WSAN4CIP project results.

The project will contribute to making networked information and process control systems much more secure and resilient. The highly distributed nature of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSANs) boosts their ability to survive malicious attacks as well as accidental and operational failures. It makes them dependable in critical situations, when information is needed to prevent further damage to Critical Infrastructures (CIs).

Eurescom's role: Project coordinator

Duration: 3 years (January 2009 - December 2011)

Total budget: 4 million Euro

Coordinator: Eurescom GmbH

Number of partners: 12 partner organisations from 7 different European countries

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