The project is articulated in nine workpackages (WPs):
  • Open infrastructure
    WP1, Open Infrastructure: Its goal is to provide the base tunnel infrastructure, particularly for what concerns the Cadine tunnel, which at the beginning of the project is provided without any equipment installed. The tunnel infrastructure is defined by appropriate regulations, based on parameters such as length of the tunnel and traffic load. However, the infrastructure developed in WP1 will provide the appropriate "hooks" to encompass the needs of the research prototypes developed by the other WPs.
    Partners involved: Heidi, Siemens (leader), UNITN.
  • Offline laboratory
    WP2, Offline Laboratory: Its goal is design, equip, and manage the laboratories associated with the TRITon project. The labs will contain standard office spaces along with an experimental area where scaled-down prototypes will be tested before deployment in the tunnels. Also, the lab will be interconnected with the tunnels, therefore enabling remote acquisition of live experimental data.
    Partners involved: Create-Net (leader), Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens, UNITN.
  • Platform
    WP3, Platform: The main goal of this WP is to define the reference hw/sw architecture for the whole project, where standard products and research outcomes are harmonized in a single platform, reusable in other sites.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens (leader), UNITN.
  • Adaptive lighting
    WP4, Adaptive Lighting: The goal of this WP is to design, develop, test, and deploy in the test sites a system for adaptive lighting. The system will rely on wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for gathering data about the internal and external lighting level, and dim or brighten the tunnel lights accordingly. The WSN will be integrated with mainstream tunnel equipment to meet the required safety and performance levels. The research activities of the WP will focus primarily on the software and routing layers, as well as on the customization of WSN nodes to improve power consumption, sensing accuracy, and communication reliability.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens, UNITN (leader).
  • Road safety trough automatic videosurveillance
    WP5, Road Safety through Automatic Videosurveillance: The WP will develop an advanced, state-of-the-art videosurveillance system, aimed at enhancing the safety of the tunnel environment. This will automatically identify situations of potential danger (e.g., vehicles with anomalous behavior), therefore supporting and simplifying the decisions of human operators. Moreover, the system will also rely and integrate with the WSN infrastructure already deployed by WP4.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens, UNITN (leader).
  • Adaptive control of ventilation and pollution
    WP6, Adaptive Control of Ventilation and Pollution: This WP will develop a third innovation solution, focusing on ventilation. The goal is both to improve energy consumption, as ventilation is one of the biggest energy drains, and improve safety by controlling the levels of pollutants. The solution, once again, will build upon the infrastructure and results already developed by WP4 and WP5. Differently from these WPs, however, the expected outcomes of WP6 will be lab studies and prototypes demonstrating the potential of the innovative solution, without deployment in the test sites.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST (leader), Siemens, UNITN.
  • Future solution
    WP7, Future Solutions: This workpackage will consider more advanced solutions beyond the state-of-the-art, for which, in contrast with WP4, WP5, and WP6, an immediate, integrated solution cannot be foreseen.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens, UNITN (leader).
  • Management
    WP8, Management: Control Center, Maintenance, Installation: This WP is responsible, throughout the entire project, for management and maintenance of all the systems deployed in the test sites, as well as of a periodic collection of data about their operation.
    Partners involved: Heidi (leader), Siemens.
  • Training
    WP9, Training: The goal of this WP is twofold. Initially, the main emphasis is on providing researchers with the necessary background about the application domain and, at the same time, exposing the industrial partners to the state-of-the-art research results employed in the project. As project results are developed, however, training becomes more geared towards transferring the necessary knowledge about deployment and operational procedures to the personnel in charge of running and managing the actual tunnels.
    Partners involved: Create-Net, Heidi, FBK-IRST, Siemens, UNITN (leader).