Tilas

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the trend for environments, buildings, vehicles, clothing, portable devices and other objects to have a digital representation and the ability to sense, use or exchange information. IoT makes things more interesting by connecting real-world objects, places and people through the digital world. Small objects connected together as part of the “Internet of things” today are considered one of the main challenges and the business revolution for the coming years. A widespread use of such connected objects will influence people, societies and businesses. IoT will transform how we live in our cities, how we travel, how we manage our lives sustainably, how we age, and how we engage with services and entertainment.
Between many of the applications and services being built around the IoT, it is the framework of Smart Cities one of the golden opportunities for both the European industry and cities to create an ecosystem of innovative technologies and services.

Many are the projects at European level leading the development of new technologies and services for the Smart Cities. Through the deployment phases of those projects, different research topics, that were not expected to be covered in detail, are being revealed themselves as key aspects to consider when the number of nodes and the network topology take an important size and are exposed to outdoor conditions.
The objective of this proposal is to gather those different topics revealed in the framework of different projects under the common umbrella of the large scale Smart City deployments. In order to do so, it has been created a consortium including device manufacturers, operators, consultants and research facilities with the intention to lead a proposal which relies on the infrastructure and experience built on different FP7 projects, with special focus on SmartSantander and OUTSMART. In the former a massive research experimental facility (>12.000 sensors) is deployed in order to provide support for the services and experimentation. In the latter, new services and business cases around the communications infrastructures are being investigated.

TTI role:

The main objective of TTI is to identify proper enclosure solutions which allow embedding radiating elements with the objective of guaranteeing optimized radiation patterns and reducing the significant visual impact that a massive IoT deployment might cause in the city.