DeSSnet: Dependable, secure and time-aware sensor networks

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The phenomenal progress in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) has considerable impact on almost all industrial and operational sectors and finally on our everyday life. The ongoing total digital transformation leads to entirely new services and creates new business opportunities.

A major challenge in the digital transformation of industry is the acquisition, time-aware analytics and managing of complex processes by means of highly advanced and dependable wireless sensing systems.

It is the overall aim of the K-Project to enable the future usage of sensor networks as dependable and as cost-efficient as possible.

Dependable, secure and time-aware sensor networks
Our Approach

With a complementary consortium of globally active industrial and leading international scientific partners, DeSSnet covers the whole value chain of wireless sensor networks.

DeSSnet will thus concentrate on selected future-oriented Key Enabling Technologies for wireless sensors and communication, to achieve security, dependability, interoperability and energy efficiency, as well as time-aware analytics in applications and services.

Realistic use-cases and demand of the participating industrial partners drive DeSSnet. Thus, the design and the results of DeSSnet’s research will be probed under real-world conditions in an Innovation Lab against use-cases defined by the partners.

The Innovation Lab verifies the usability of reliable sensor networks (including also harsh environments) in following major application areas: Industrial process monitoring, maintenance and quality assurance in production environments, industrial sensor systems in the automotive industry, and sensor systems in building scenarios.

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DeSSnet establishes and sustains the vision of the involved regions Styria and Carinthia as the core technology cluster of electronic components and systems in Austria with a global leading position.

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The consortium partners represent the whole sensor value chain, ranging from chip and sensor developers and producers to application and solution providers, integrating also SMEs. In this way, DeSSnet differentiates itself from numerous projects, concentrating on rather one research challenge or tackling the IoT in a very broad sense.


The K-Project DeSSnet is funded within the context of  COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), and the federal states of Styria and Carinthia. The programme is conducted by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).