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COST Action : 262

-Spread Spectrum Systems and Techniques for Wireless and Wired Communications-

Start date : 16 September 1998
Duration : 4 Years
End date : 15 September 2002
No. Participating Countries : 16


The main objective of the Action is to increase the knowledge on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications for any wireless and wired system and to propose generic products and methods for a variety of possible applications. It aims also to lead to a FORUM on Spread Spectrum Systems.
Specific objectives are: The support of industrial competitiveness, SMEs and consumers, the support of basic and applied research and development for spread spectrum systems and devices, to provide an integrated concept of any possible spread spectrum application and to provide guidelines for integrated design and implementation of future spread spectrum networks.


The scientific work is split in four working groups and one sub-working group as defined in the following:

  • WG1: Media Characterisation - Contact : Prof.Nicolae Cotanis, LCC, UK
  • WG2: System Design and Implementation - Contact : Prof.Hermann Rohling, Technische Universitadt Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
  • WG3: Networking Aspects - Contact : Prof. Ramon Agusti/Dr.Oriol Sallent, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • WG4: Biomedical effects and EMC - Contact : Dr. Dario DiZenobio, FUB, Italy
  • SWG-PLCs (Power Lines Communications) - Contact : Prof. B. Honary, Lancaster University, UK

Basic and applied research is carried out on Spread Spectrum Applications with emphasis on Multicarrier techniques. The list of technical documents can be found on the Web. A database on Standardization activities relevant to Spread Spectrum systems is offered through the Action's Web Page. The database is updated regularly.Research on Power Lines Communications constitute a basic activity of the Action, with participation to conferences and related events.

More information on all of the above can be found at

or by contacting :

Mrs. Niovi Pavlidou
Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
PO BOX 1641
54006 Thessoloniki
Tel:+30 31 996285
Fax:+30 31 996312/996285
E-mail: (email removed)

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