Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN)

A number of DTN-based projects for graduate students are currently available. These projects are mainly for graduate students, however, undergraduate students are highly encouraged to participate. A very interesting and practical project for undergraduate students in this area is design of a DTN network using a Lego Mindstorms Nxt. Here is a tutorial paper about delay tolerant network. We are currently working on a number of issues in DTN:
1- Anycast routing and how to interface disconnected DTN regions to the Internet.
2- Security in DTN; each intermediate node can have the custody of its messages. New security measurements must be considered to ensure the intermediate nodes cannot access or modify messages they have custody of.
3- Implementing Car-to-Car Communication or a Vehicular-Delay-Tolerant Network.
4- Implementing a TCP/IP -based DTN protocols using a Linux based system.
5- Describing the Inter-domain protocols between a VDTN and a non-VDTN (e.g., Internet) or multiple VDTNs administered by different organizations.
6- Using the ONE simulator to implement a VDTN system with different routing protocols.
5- Using omni-directional wireless optical communication systems in Vehicular DTN, possibilities, and challenges.
6- Applications of Mobile-DTN: Tracking hikers, animals, etc. using Google map
7- Predictions of future connectivity information - the important issue here is how to choose an appropriate next hop in Vehicular-DTN.
8-and more...