Project Description


Dependable Embedded Wireless Infrastructure

Project Summary

The DEWI project provided key solutions for wireless seamless connectivity and interoperability in smart cities and infrastructures, by considering everyday physical environments of citizens in buildings, cars, trains and aeroplanes, thereby significantly contributing to the emerging smart home and smart public space.


More on Project

DEWI, with its four industrial domains (Aeronautics, Automotive, Rail, Building) added clear interoperability and cross-domain benefits in the area of wireless sensor networks and wireless communication, in terms of re-usability of technological building bricks and architecture, processes and methods.

Based on more than thirty clear business needs identified by DEWI industrial partners, the concept of the DEWI Bubble was realized in twenty-one industry-driven use cases, aimed at tackling dependable, auto-configurable, optionally secure, short-range communication, local energy-management (efficiency, harvesting, storage), the localization of sensors and mobile devices, and the smart composability and integration of WSNs. These many and various use cases of DEWI clearly highlighted the advantages of replacing wired by wireless solutions. Furthermore, the project contributed to emerging international standards, influenced new regulations and lay the basis for efficient certification processes.

Funding Body

Project Start Date: 01 March 2014
Duration: 36 months


This project was co-funded by the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking and from national programmes and funding authorities.

Nimbus Centre Role

Nimbus Centre was one of 58 partners from 11 European countries participating in this project, contributing to the research activities in the building domain. Nimbus Centre researchers investigated the challenges that are associated with dense, large-scale deployments of wireless devices in buildings. Solutions on system architecture and protocol levels to address the challenges involved with responsiveness and reliability of wirelessly controlled lighting were developed by Nimbus Centre.

People Involved

Dr. Bernd-Ludwig Wenning