Technical feasibility


SECTION I: Testing



Has the R & D result been tested?





The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1


If yes



In what mode has the result been tested?•             Prototype

•             Pilot Application

•             Alpha/BETA testing




1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results
The inventor tested the R&D using prototypes of sensor networks not created for the specific application but adopted for that.In any case, the WiWi worked and transmitted data between wireless nodes deployed in a strip-like topology.


If no:



Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?
Detailed comment 



1d. What is the time needed for testing?
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?



SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development



To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )
The development team has technical resources for developing and testing the new product (researchers, human resources, software). 



What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
To be effective, the system requires full control of the data-link layer of the transmission stack. Emerging pervasive applications will require design of new platforms, and WiWi should be taken into account at this stage. In particular, transmit/receive switching time, fluctuations in receiver sensitivity and transmission power control are the main issues to be considered. 



What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
The development team needs a partner to develop the hardware, more in detail the nodes.



Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.
WiWi rely on a particular use of the RF transmission module of the pervasive device since replaces any existing MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol. Therefore, without a tight collaboration with a platform designer, it is unlikely that its development could lead to very good performance. 



SECTION 3: Deployment


Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
WiWi can be implemented as a variation of the software controlling the communication protocols, provided that the RF module satisfy some basic requirements. Off-the-shelf components can be used, therefore additional requirements in respect of the (future) standard production of pervasive devices should be very limited.More detailed evaluations would depend on the specific application to be developed.


  • technologies, tools, machineries
See above. 


  • Staff effort
See above. 




SECTION 4: Overall Assessment



What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
Il could be an important development in the wireless communication system with strip topology, but the development team needs a partner to develop the hardware able to work with different energy sources duplicable in different locations (buildings, highways, caves, other places where it is a problem to have or find a cable system) 









Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far X
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team X
Current development stage X
Overall technical feasibility X




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