Green Wireless Efficient City Access Networks (GreenWeCan)
Within the GreenWeCan project, 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. To validate and analyse this, a demonstrator network will be built.
More information about the project can be found at https://www.iminds.be/en/projects/greenwecan