Work Package List    

WP1 Project management (MGT) m1-m36

The objective of the work package is to ensure a smooth execution of the project work plan, finishing the tasks on time and within given budget. This work package further monitors the technical content, coordinates the cooperation between the work packages, reports to the Commission, performs risk management and closely follows external developments which are relevant to the project and arranges appropriate adaptation, if needed.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the project and will be the main interface between the Consortium and the Commission. He will consolidate the project planning, progress reports, cost statements, budgetary overviews, etc., using the inputs from the other participants. He will also coordinate the communication between the participants.
The Work package Leaders are responsible for the detailed coordination, planning, monitoring and reporting of the work package and for the detailed coordination of the tasks within the work package and with the other work packages in the project.

WP2 Wide-area WSN for distributed control (RTD) m1-m34

The objective is to perform communications research enabling reliable and efficient wide-area wireless sensor network support for monitoring and control of large-scale infrastructures. This includes development of network models that will be used in WP3 for model management and in WP4 for network-aware estimation and control on the one hand. On the other hand research will be conducted on highly reliable short-range communications, engineering of wide-area sensor networks (combining short-range mesh networks, long-range point-to-point connections, and the existing cellular communications infrastructure), and protocol design for state estimation, monitoring and fault detection in a manner functional to distributed MPC control and reconfiguration.

WP3 Multilayer distributed control and model management (RTD) m1-m34

Developing novel methods and tools for robust and on-line reconfigurable, distributed, cooperative, advanced control and plant-wide real-time optimization. Deriving a unified modelling and goals/constraints specification framework for reconfigurable hierarchical and distributed model predictive control. Developing novel distributed identification and estimation algorithms for large-scale spatially distributed systems, suitable for control reconfiguration and handling
uncertainties. Integration of the developed methodologies into a toolbox prototype in the MATLAB environment.

WP4 Network-aware control and estimation (RTD) m1-m36

Provide systematic analysis methods and tools to assess closed-loop performance and robustness when control algorithms are operated over wireless channels based upon the network models derived in WP2. Develop structured design methods for estimation and control that limit the usage of network resources and incorporate wireless channel constraints. Combine the developed network-aware control and estimation algorithms with the ones developed in WP3 to obtain network-aware and distributed controllers using WSNs.

WP5 Proof of concept: water network (DEM) m1-m36

The role of WP5 is to validate the concepts developed in WP2, WP3 and WP4 on a large-scale water distribution system.
It will also serve to motivate and circumscribe the class of large-scale systems WP2, WP3 and WP4 will focus on, constantly providing an engineering and concrete counterpart to the theoretical developments.

WP6 Dissemination and exploitation of results (RTD) m2-m36

This work package creates the environment and context which enables the results of WIDE to be widely and fully exploited. In early stages of the project, this process is primarily one of knowledge transfer and dissemination, while the emphasis shifts towards intellectual property, exploitation and training as the project progresses. The key objective of the work package is thus to effectively disseminate results to the scientific community, industrial end-users and public, protect intellectual property and set foundations for exploitation of project results, contribute to standardization efforts on industrial wireless, and create liaisons with other national and international research initiatives.


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