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Worldwide Interoperability Microwave Broadband Access System for Next Generation Wireless Communications

Project description

The Network of the Future Worldwide Interoperability Microwave System for Next-Generation Wireless Communications

Main Objectives

The main objective of WiMAGIC is to make contributions to the IEEE 802.16m group, which has been set up to develop the technical specifications of next-generation mobile WiMAX systems offering higher capacity, higher mobility and higher performance than the current systems.
WiMAGIC intends to play a leading role in the IEEE 802.16m specifications which will be the basis of mobile WiMAX complying with IMT Advanced requirements.
IEEE standardization groups are often dominated by American companies and organizations, and this gives them an initial competitive advantage. WiMAGIC intends to be a major player in IEEE 802.16m, making proposals, having them included in the future standard, and providing a foundation for market leadership of European industry in this important and fast-growing field.
The project will develop advanced physical layer (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer algorithms, as well as a simulation platform and a hardware prototype for testing and validation of these algorithms.
The project is led by SEQUANS Communications, industry leader in fixed and mobile WiMAX system-on-chip solutions, and the list of partners includes RINICOM, Alcatel-Lucent, Thales Communications, TURKCELL, Ultra Electronics, Bilkent University, Politecnico di Torino, SUPELEC, Institute of Accelerating Systems & Applications, University of Leeds, Kadir Has University, and Université Catholique de Louvain. 
WiMAGIC is driven by its industrial partners and is based on a strong market demand. The consortium is an excellent balance between academic excellence and leading edge industrial R&D expertise and strong experience and know-how in WiMAX systems. The high-level research excellence combined with a real market demand for the proposed research is a true guarantee of success.
While WiMAGIC will strongly help its coordinator, SEQUANS Communications, to keep its leadership in mobile WiMAX system-on-chip solutions, it will enhance the product range and competitiveness of its industrial partners Alcatel-Lucent, Thales Communications, RINICOM, Turkcell, and Ultra Electronics. As for the academic partners, they will find an excellent framework for working together on advanced concepts for the wireless network of the future and cooperation with industry.  

Technical Approach

WiMAGIC will address the technical challenges of the future IEEE 802 16m specifications, which aim at defining an air interface that can support high mobility (at least 120 km/s), a data rate of over 100 Mbit/s and offer higher performance than the current IEEE 802.16e standard, while ensuring compatibility with it. To achieve this objective, PHY, MAC and cross-layer algorithms will be developed, tested using a simulation platform and a proof-of-concept prototype.
The project is composed of 7 work packages:
WP1: Project management
WP2: Dissemination, market business analysis, exploitation and dissemination.
WP3: System requirements and system level design
WP4: PHY layer
WP5: MAC and higher layers, cross-layer optimization
WP6: Simulation platform
WP7: Prototyping and trials

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

HIKMET SARI (Dr.)

Coordinator

SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS SA
Address
15-55 Boulevard Charles De Gaulle Les Portes De La Defense
92700 Colombes
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 863 242
Administrative Contact
DEBORAH CHOATE (Ms.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 234 922
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luc Vandendorpe (Prof)
ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 398
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Schattauer (Mr.)
Ecole Superieure D'Eiectricite
France
EU contribution
€ 237 132
Address
Rue Joliot Curie - Plateau De Moulon 3
91192 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fanny Gaget (Ms.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 234 473
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier SAGNES (Mr)
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 183 000
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
COSTAS PAPANICOLAS (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 234
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuela Sciandra (Mrs)
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 187 608
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erdal Arikan (Prof.)
KADIR HAS UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 92 064
Address
Kadir Has Avenue
34230 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erol Kunter (Mr.)
TURKCELL ILETISIM HIZMETLERI A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 125 800
Address
Mesrutiyet Caddesi Turkcell Plaza 71
34430 Tepebasi, Istambul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bulent Yilmaz (Mr.)
ULTRA ELECTRONICS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 011
Address
Bridport Road 419
UB6 8UA Greenford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Will Gimson (Mr)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 465
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Mrs)
RINICOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 570
Address
Morecambe Road Riverway House
LA1 2RX Lancaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Garegin Markarian (Prof)