The overall goal to reach dependable and time-aware network communication will be achieved by the following objectives:

  1. Development of methods based on self-organizing cooperative relaying
  2. Development of methods for interference management
  3. Development of (cross-layer) protocols for dependable and time aware networking

The DeSSnet sensing services rely on a wireless network of sensor nodes (comprising sensor, processing unit, wireless interface, etc.) or (RFID-) readers. Dependable wireless communication with self-sufficient sensor nodes especially in harsh industrial and automotive environments where sometimes also deterministic Quality of Service (QoS) requirements have to be met is still a challenging field of research. To this end, a top-down approach that models the requirements from the application viewpoint will be taken. This will be mapped into networking parameters to be optimized and will be used to develop a set of cross-layer protocols.