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CoLlAborative eMbedded networks for submarine surveillance

Project Number: 258359
Project Manager: Dr. Nirvana Meratnia
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Tel.: +31 53 489 3642
Email: N.Meratnia@utwente.nl

Project website: CLAM


The CLAM project aims at developing a collaborative embedded monitoring and control platform for submarine surveillance by combining cutting edge acoustic vector sensor technology, underwater wireless sensor network protocols, collaborative situation-aware reasoning and distributed signal processing techniques for horizontal and vertical linear sensor arrays. The result will be a cooperative, flexible and robust underwater sensing, reasoning and communication platform for online surveillance of submarine environments accommodating pervasively deployed heterogeneous sensor nodes deployed at different water depths, enabling sensing and actuating devices to exchange data, autonomously network together, and collaboratively and locally asses their observation environment and act upon. Horizontal and vertical collaboration between sensor arrays in form

of collaborative routing and beam forming, sensor fusion and distributed processing and reasoning enables fine-grained monitoring of the submarine environment and collaborative event detection as well as transmission of the network information to the monitoring stations. CLAM’s consortium has experience and knowledge needed to deliver, exploit, and commercialize a complete solution right from the sensor node platform design, collaborative communication and networking protocols, adaptive, robust and scalable collaborative data processing and reasoning, up to the application requirements and market analysis. Participation of the international, external advisory board in this project indicates that the demand and potential market for such monitoring platforms goes beyond Europe. This can offer Europe a great opportunity in becoming an international leader in this emerging area which is still very much in its infancy.

Project duration: 1 June 2010 – 31 July 2013
Project budget: 2.89 M-€ / 2 M-€ funding
Number of person/years: 217.5 person months
Project Coordinator: University of Twente
Participants: University of Twente, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per L’Informatica, Stiftelsen SINTEF, Kongsberg Maritime AS, Microflown Technologies BV, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Project budget CTIT: 512.320 € / 404.665 € funding
Number of person/years CTIT: 52 person months
Involved groups: Pervasive Systems