National Funded Projects

Pill to STELL

Until now, satellite vendors operate their satellites in their own satellite control language which are restrictive, proprietary, dependent on 3rd party software, and very heterogeneous. As a result SES developed SPELL (Satellite Procedure Execution Language and Library) as a unified and open-source satellite control language usable for each satellite vendor.

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CREOS

Researchers from the SECAN-Lab group headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Engel continue their efforts to make industry control systems more secure and resilient against wide range of networks attacks. Together with the Luxembourg utility company Creos, they search for weaknesses within contemporary SCADA deployments using emulation — a method to analyze real-world systems with a high level of details. To this end, the SCADA team researches methods to stay safe and robust in the presence of network attacks.

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PETIT

Internet Technology invades almost all spheres of our everyday life. Due to emerging use cases such as online social networks, banking, buildings automation, smart metering, eHealth, and eGovernment, networks are increasingly used to transmit privacy-sensitive data. The volumes of transferred, processed, and stored data are continuously expanding. There is an ever-growing temptation to collect the information once revealed: storage becomes steadily cheaper, data mining increasingly better. As a consequence, privacy on the Internet is attracting more and more attention and has become a serious concern.

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MOVE

The world is urbanizing rapidly. As a consequence, traffic congestion in metropolitan areas has significantly increased over the last two decades. Although there has been significant innovation in cars’ safety systems and fuel efficiency, traffic congestion remains one of the modern ills of our society. In most cases, existing road infrastructure cannot easily be extended to meet increasing traffic demand.

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MOTION

MOTION: Exploring human mobility and optimizing the usage of the transportation network using vehicular network technologies

In order to understand individual mobility on a countrywide scale, it is important to reply on large scale mobility datasets.

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TelMe

The Telecom Museum Experiences (TelMe) project is funded by POST Luxembourg. The project will explore new serious gaming approaches which are designed to improve public understanding of telecoms research and development.

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INDOORS

The aim of the project is to explore indoor positioning based on ambient radio signals, such as FM and TV broadcasts, cellular network signals. While GPS has practically solved the problem of outdoor navigation, indoor localization remains an open challenge. Existing systems require dedicated localization infrastructure and work only within instrumented buildings. Broadcasted radio signals, in contrast, are tailored for indoor reception and are widely available even in less populated areas. Pioneering works have already demonstrated feasibility of indoor localization with FM, TV and GSM signals. However, they only proved the concept and more research is required to evaluate practical benefits and limitations of indoor localization based on ambient radio signals.

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MAMBA

In Luxembourg, mobility has become a socio-economic issue over the years due to the large number of foreign commuters who cross the border everyday causing significant travel delays on the transportation network. Recently, several actions have been taken to reduce traffic congestion and improve public transport services, especially in urban environments where the road network cannot be easily extended.

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Securing Smart Entry Systems

A smart key is an electronic device which authorizes the owner of a car to unlock and start the car based on proximity, without the need to physical contact of the key with the car or interaction with the key by the owner. The idea originates from the early ’80s, and it is now used by different manufacturers under different names, e.g., Honda calls it Smart Entry System.

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MaDSAV

Semi-Autonomous Vehicles present a major challenge for drivers, namely the risk that their driving skills will decline. The problem is further compounded by the fact that while the number of semi-autonomous vehicles will increase there will fore the forseable future still remain a large number of vehicles with no or little autonomous control.

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FSTO

The project FSTO (Feasibility for Topology Optimization) aims to analyze the networks connectivity between a representative partition of national institutions and organizations in Luxembourg. The main goal of this project is to map physical links between major backbone routers in Luxembourg.

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M2MSAT

An increasing number of devices and objects are connected to the Internet. Together with advances in sensor technology and their mass availability, the use of wireless networks drives the increasing penetration of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications in many domains, such as security and surveillance, transportation, and energy.

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LOCALE

The local project aims at a collaborative mobile and web-based platform for authoring and sharing multi-media historical heritage content about the period 1945 - 1960: from the end of WWII to the dawn of Europe, in the context of their respective 70th (2015) - 60th (2017: EEC) anniversaries.

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CoSDN

Today's network infrastructures are mainly based on approaches that were developed at the dawn of the World Wide Web. Integrating novel approaches presents challenges in changing traditional networking concepts. Recently a new concept aims to significantly modify the physical networking concepts and push these new concepts in areas like data centers, campuses or into the cloud: software defined networking (SDN).

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CONTACT

Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) have been receiving a lot of interest from academia, automotive industry, and government, as they hold the potential to enable a wide range of applications and services, improving both safety and comfort on the road. 

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IDSECOM

The project IDSECOM aims to build a secure platform for self-management of the Things and services in the Internet of Things environment. The proposed platform brings the functionalities of the so-called ID layer to the network structure and integrates self-management, mobility and security/privacy functionalities in order to create a network infrastructure that offers an easier (and intuitive) access to the IoT (Internet of Things) services.

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eGlasses

The eGlasses project is focused on development of an open platform in a form of multisensory electronic eyeglasses and on integration and designing of new intelligent interaction methods using the eGlasses platform. This is an initial development on long-term research and technological innovation in perceptual and super-perceptual (e.g., heart rate, temperature) computing. It is an emerging technology that is also focused on creation of mobile, perceptual media.

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I-GEAR

Traffic congestion is a problem in many countries and with government budgets being squeezed, large road infrastructure projects and roadside assistance systems are no longer feasible. The I-GEAR project specifically addresses these problems by looking at new ways to change driver behaviour through the use of incentives, social networking and pervasive gaming concepts.

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