We focus on ICT that is resilient to disasters and failures, and useful in such times, for example, pandemics. These technologies are used to communicate in severe physical environments, measure natural environments, and detect signs of failure in optical networks and restore their functions. We conduct R&D in these areas and promote their implementation in society to improve resilience on a global scale.
Sustainable ICT Systems Laboratory
We conduct R&D on fundamental, resilient ICT technologies that immediately adapt to the disruptive changes of deployed networks due to disasters or serious communication failures.
Robust Optical Network Laboratory
We establish the fundamental technologies that enhance the resilience of optical networks against large-scale failures and disasters. These include detection/analysis of potential failures, adaptive control/management to prevent the deterioration of networks, and swift emergency recovery in case of large-scale failures and disasters.
Planning and Collaboration Promotion Office
Our main goal is to share the benefits of research outcomes on resilient ICT technology to support society in the event of a natural disaster. To implement our technologies in society, we conduct trials and disaster drills that use R&D results with cooperation from various organizations. We also organize symposia and technology expositions to promote these results.
Resilient ICT Research Center
Network Research Institute
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Address: 2-1-3, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0812, Japan