Software-defined Intermittent Networking

A summary about SINet

In the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) play an increasingly important role, with a strong demand for robust solutions in extreme environments. The aim of this project is to develop a networking solution that handles the intermittent communication links that characterise such environments.
An integrated communication system for intermittent links in the Arctic is the main envisaged output for this work. The conducted research will draw on past experiences on routing and Software-Defined Networking to tackle heterogeneity and improve overall networking robustness. The achieved outcomes will be aligned with the H2020 Blue Growth challenges on the effects of Arctic changes, defining a networking solution that removes the need for costly and dangerous human expeditions for data collection.
The impact of the foreseen activities is in accordance with European initiatives, creating opportunities for the modernisation and efficiency of European stakeholders. This project will enable pioneering ICT-based solutions, including multi-disciplinary fields such as Cyber-Physical Systems and Satellite links for real-time monitoring.