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W•SENSE
Integrated Cableless Solutions

W•SENSE

About W•SENSE

W•SENSE is a spin-off of Sapienza University of Rome, with a strong and experienced R&D team specialized in monitoring and communication systems with pioneering patented solutions in the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT).

W•SENSE has been founded in 2012 by its Director, Prof. Chiara Petrioli, leading Sapienza PhD Program in Computer Science, Sapienza SENSES Lab and Sapienza Cyber Physical System Lab.

We are developing a new paradigm for the underwater IoT

Internationally recognized for its R&D excellence, W•SENSE is focused on designing and developing innovative, robust, reliable, performing and secure communication and monitoring systems.

Spinoff of Sapienza Univ. of Rome

Scientific collaboration with top international R&D centers, including MIT, UCLA, ETHZ and others, and a multidisciplinary involvement with the University

Team of Researchers and Engineers

An innovative crew of passionate and enthusiastic visionaries, always on the cutting edge, with an extensive expertise and background in successfully managing complex technological projects

First in its class

Editor of networked scenarios, NATO NIAG 190 on JANUS evolution. Coordination of EC EASME ArcheoSub project. Support for EC FP7 GENESI and SUNRISE projects

PCT Patent Owned Technologies

Underwater technologies developed by W•SENSE are filed under the PCT for international patents

W•SENSE removes all the IoUT wheel blocks

The reference industry still has a few critical hitches that the major players need to resolve, especially in the field of underwater communication and monitoring systems:

PERFORMANCE UNRELIABILITY

INTEROPERABILITY ON HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEM

INEFFICIENCY OF UNDERWATER VEICHLES

DATA TRANSMISSION OVER CABLE NETWORKS

LACK OF NETWORK REDUNDANCY

LACK OF ENCRYPTION AND DATA SECURITY

Underwater IoT network main components:

In a simplified scheme, submarine communication and monitoring systems are essentially composed of the following technological components, where the networking software area is overseen by W•SENSE:

NETWORKING SOFTWARE

WSENSE platform can safely and efficiently interconnect any component of any underwater network, of any nature and in any environmental condition

ACOUSTIC / OPTICAL MODEMS

Modems convey the collected optical or sound signals, then route them to the network

SENSORS

Sensors measure parameters of the underwater environment, then send them to optical or acoustic modems

UNDERWATER VEICHLES

Underwater vehicles explore the environment, collecting data and information with the sensors they host

The Underwater IoT Solution by W•SENSE

W•SENSE solutions guarantee a complete cableless networking interoperability among various vendors of underwater sensors and autonomous vehicles (UAV, ASV, AUV), ensuring real-time monitoring and an extensive surveillance of underwater environments, waterways and marine seabeds.

W•SENSE Integro

Multivendors interoperability of Acoustic or Optical modems, multiparametric probes, with any underwater or surface vehicles

W•SENSE Adapto

Multi-path/multi-modal patented adaptive network

Real-time control, reconfiguration and replanning network

Improved performance guaranteed

W•SENSE Simulo

Virtual emulator based on SUNSET framework

Cost effective – from the design, to the prototyping, up to the final release

W•SENSE OctoBus

Cableless underwater system
Web and cloud-based supervision platform, API integrable
Analytics filterable data dashboard
Modular, scalable and customizable solutions

W•SENSE SafeBit

Lightweight confidentiality, integrity and authentication

Highly reliable and robust information delivery

W•SENSE EcoBit

Very low-power

Information compression

Easy and fast deployment requiring no large vessels

W•SENSE GeoBit

Low cost, lightweight and scalable underwater localization

A wide range of applications:

W•SENSE helps small and big companies bridge technology gaps in the monitoring & control of marine environments involving such areas as:

OFFSHORE OIL & GAS

MINERAL MINING

ENERGY PRODUCTION & EFFICIENCY

DEFENSE

AQUACULTURE

ARCHEOLOGY & CULTURAL HERITAGE

UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENTAL MONITOR

DIVING

Tangible Marketing and Financial Benefits

MARKET ADVANTAGE

Growth in the Blue Economy will require innovative technologies able to provide real time information to companies involved in this cultural revolution. WSENSE solutions can help decision makers reduce investment risks by combining inhouse solutions with new technologies.

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

W•SENSE has paved the way for a new generation of underwater systems, enabling integration and effective cooperation among multi-vendor assets. Its award winning patented Internet of Underwater Things solutions have demonstrated excellent performance across marine environments and are contributing to an emerging standardization.

TURNING INVESTMENTS INTO OPPORTUNITIES

WSENSE solutions support Blue Growth’s long term strategy in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole and sustain companies to be more “eco-innovative” with a marked reduction in cost and a significant increase in value, in terms of market share and brand reputation.

ADDITIONAL REVENUES

Knowledge is what is needed to foster business innovation and to inform decision makers. Customizable stats reports let you analyze – in real time – information obtained at a particular depth, promptly identifying the environments (e.g. whether critical or optimization areas) of any application field. Operating independently of large vessels and in all kinds of environmental conditions not only makes it possible to reach places that before were deemed technically out of reach, but with an assurance of maximum reliability and savings.

W•SENSE Technical Leadership

W•SENSE cableless patented technologies are at the forefront of underwater networking, outclassing competitors at over a dozen at sea campaigns with a demonstration of their performance and reliability.

Selected as core communications and networking component by pioneering EC and NSF projects in the field of Internet of Underwater Things, W•SENSE has been part of the first NATO standardization efforts in underwater communications, serving as NIAG 190 editor for networked scenarios.

INTEROPERABILITY

Holistic support to interoperability by JANUS and multi-modem support, and an architecture designed to run on a large number of field-used embedded platforms, supporting integration of heterogeneous, multivendor commercial acoustic modems, sensors, AUV/ASVs.

SECURITY

Our underwater secure communication frameworks support encryption, authentication, integrity, key management through lightweight schemes designed to minimize resource consumption.

RELIABILITY

W•SENSE smart networking layer brings full reliability to underwater networks by dynamically changing paths, protocols and settings to best fit current environmental and operational conditions.

PERFORMANCE

W•SENSE application and networking intelligence, adaptability to context and operational conditions, support to multimodal communications technologies, results in greater bandwidth and energy efficiency, extending capabilities of current systems.

Meet our Team

Brilliant Co-Founders & team of 15+ skilled professionals: a first-rate R&D and IT team, with sales, marketing, legal and administrative expertise

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Chiara Petrioli Owner, President & Director R&D

Full Prof. & Dir. of Sapienza PhD Program in Computer Science - Dir. of Sapienza SENSES Lab - Dir. of Sapienza Cyber Physical System Lab Recipient of international innovation awards - Fulbright Scholar

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Ernesto MONTALDO CEO

Seasoned professional with 30 years of organizational experience, a wealth of business development experience and a proven ability in the business management and productivity optimization fields

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Andrea VITALETTI Co-Founder & CTO

Prof. & Dir. of Sapienza Computer Engineering Dpt. Wireless Sensor Networks Lab, with extensive experience as PI/ coordinator of EC projects - Visiting scientist at AT&T Research Labs (USA) and ETH Zurich (CH)

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Giovanni QUAGLINO Strategy & Marketing Advisor

Consultant and Advisor since 2003 on startups and PMI, with focused skills on Strategy, Startup, Business Development, Branding and Digital Marketing

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Sapienza University Co-Founder

Founded in 1303, one of the oldest universities in the world and top performer in global rankings, with 115,000 students in over 250 Degree Programs and 200 Specialization Courses, 11 Faculties, 63 Departments and various Research Centers

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Starclex Legale Partner

Based in Milan, STARCLEX provides legal advice to listed and private companies, within the main areas of commercial law and contracts, corporate law, M&A, corporate governance, startup, licensing and IP Law

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Contacts

W•SENSE S.r.l.
Via Ravenna 8, 00161 – Roma (ITALY)

wsense@wsense.it
PEC: wsense@legalmail.it