FP6 EU project: UbiSec&Sens: Ubiquitous Security and Sensing in the European Homeland

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have a significant beneficial impact on every aspect of our lives while generating huge opportunities for European industry. What is needed to kick off the development and exploitation of WSNs is an architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks integrating comprehensive security capabilities right from the concept stage. This would support the rapid development of sensor networks and would open up the application domain for commercial activities.

European FP6 project UbiSec&Sens intends to solve this by providing a comprehensive architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks with the full level of security that will make them trusted and secure for all applications. In addition UbiSec&Sens will provide a complete tool box of security aware components which, together with the UbiSec&Sens radically new design cycle for secure sensor networks, will enable the rapid development of trusted sensor network applications.

The UbiSec&Sens approach is to use three representative WSN scenarios to iteratively determine solutions for the key WSN issues of scalability, security, reliability, self-healing and robustness. This will also give a clearer understanding of the real-world WSN requirements and limitations as well as identifying how to achieve a successful rollout of WSNs.

UbiSec&Sens will provide a comprehensive architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks with the full level of security that will make them trusted and secure for all applications. The overall project goals are to:
 

  • Focus the work on the intersection of security, routing and in-network processing to design and develop efficient and effective security solutions and to offer effective means for persistent and encrypted data storage for distributed (and tiny) data base approaches
  • Provide a complete toolbox of security aware components for sensor network application development. We aim at extremely energy-efficient and condensed data transmission as well as highly robust and reliable solutions for concrete WSNs that, at the same time, still provide an appropriate level of security
  • Prototype and validate the UbiSec&Sens solutions in the representative wireless sensor application scenarios of agriculture, road services and homeland security

Facts

Time: 01.01.2006 -31.12.2008
Status: Finished
Contact: Evgeny Osipov (Work Package leader )
LTU’s Budget: 70000 EUR

Projects web page

[http://www.ist-ubisecsens.org/]

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Published: 17 March 2011

Luleå University of Technology