Project R-3268


GreenWeCan: Green Wireless Efficient City Access Networks (Research)


Within the GreenWeCan project (Green Wireless Efficient City Access Network), a 'green' dual wireless city access network infrastructure, consisting of a wireless local area network (WLAN) and a wireless sensor network (WSN), will be investigated. The WLAN part will be a community-based network, offering inhabitants the opportunity of sharing their internet connection to the community, while the WSN part will make use of energy harvesters, able to aggregate and process (real-time) data. Both network parts will be able to offer innovative services integrated into several geospatial applications by aggregating data from multiple sources. In addition, the community-based WLAN model has prospects to seek for ways to bridge the digital divide. Much attention will be paid to 'green' aspects: human exposure to radiation and energy consumption savings

Period of project

01 February 2011 - 31 July 2013