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Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks for Critical Infrastrures Protection


The goal of WSAN4CIP (1.1.2009 - 31.12.2011) is to advance the technology of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSANs) and to apply this technology to the Protection of Critical Infrastructures (CI), i.e. power generation and distribution.



  • Design new sensor node protection mechanism to improve their dependability
  • Develop innovative dependable networking approaches for WSANs
  • Create dependable services to run on top of WSANs that ensure a controlled degradation of information in case of failures rather than total management system failure.

IHP`s Contribution

  • Requirement driven configuration of sensor node software
  • Secure and dependable execution environment
  • Detection of node misbehaviour
  • Intelligent energy and QoS management
  • Technical project management


The project is funded by EU FP-7 (ICT-225186).

Project Partners

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Energias de Portugal Distribuição, Portugal
  • Eurescom, Germany
  • Frankfurter Wasser- und Abwassergesellschaft mbH, Germany
  • INESC Inovação - Instituto De Novas Tecnologias, Portugal
  • Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique, France
  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
  • Sirrix AG, Germany
  • Tecnatom A.S., Spain
  • Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Selected Publications

Marcin Brzozowski, Peter Langendoerfer, On Prolonging Sensor Node Gateway Lifetime by Adapting its Duty Cycle, at the 7th International Conference on Wired / Wireless Internet Communications, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 27 - 29. May 2009.

External Links

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.