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RetNet - The European Industrial Doctorate Programme on Future Real-Time Networks
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Project profile
Manager: Hans Hansson
Duration: Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Researchers:16
Publications: 30
Partners:
Technische Universität Wien
ABB AB
Ericsson AB
Mallorca WiFi
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Volvo Construction Equipment AB
Research groups:
Complex Real-Time Embedded Systems
Data Communication
Dependable Software Engineering

The aim of the research programme is twofold:

(1) to advance the state of the art and practice in predictable realtime and Internet networking and
(2) training of early stage researchers to prepare them for careers in advanced technical development and research.

By (1) the programme will contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of European industry and engineering research. By (2) the programme will provide competence that could play key roles in the European research and development of advanced products for many years to come.

The technological basis for RetNet is the predictable communication network technology that has been developed into products by the private sector partner TTTech. This programme aims to substantially broaden the applicability of this technology by

(1) developing a wireless version of TTTech’s TTEthernet technology, addressing the fundamental scientific challenge of providing dependable wireless communication, and
(2) increasing the flexibility of TTTech’s TTEthernet technology by extending it with on-line adaption and admission of traffic, thereby making the technology applicable in more dynamic “Internet-like” settings.

Use cases from multiple industrial domains will guide the research and form the basis for evaluation and demonstration.

Full partners in the project are:

TTTech Computertechnik AG
Mälardalens högskola

Associated partners are:

ABB AB
Technische Universität Wien
Ericsson AB
Volvo Construction Equipment AB
Mallorca Wifi

Funded by: The European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme FP7-PEOPLE-ITN call 2013. Grant agreement 607727

Latest Publications:
Sep 2018 Cognitive Radio for Improved Reliability in a Real-Time Wireless MAC Protocol based on TDMA
Sep 2017 Self-Configuration of IEEE 802.1 TSN Networks
Jun 2017 Agent-centred Approach for Assuring Ethics in Dependable Service Systems
Jun 2017 Applying Time Diversity for Improved Reliability in a Real-Time Heterogeneous MAC Protocol
Apr 2017 Synchronization Quality of IEEE 802.1AS in Large-Scale Industrial Automation Networks
Latest and upcoming events:
May 2016 Securing Clock Synchronization in Industrial Heterogeneous Networks
Mar 2016 Deterministic Ethernet for Safety-Critical Applications
Feb 2016 Achieving security through network traffic monitoring for industrial applications
Latest News:
Apr 2016 RetNet project meeting spring 2016