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Partnership for the Development of Cognitive Radio

Objective

By the year 2020, mobile and wireless communications will play a central role in all aspects of European citizens’ lives. As more devices “go wireless” and human wireless networks proliferate at unprecedented speed more bandwidth and better use of the RF spectrum will be required to avoid future “wireless traffic jams”. In this context the realisation of cognitive radio (CR) is essential to meet the requirements of future wireless communication infrastructures. Software-defined radio (SDR) should be a step on the path towards CR. Par4CR brings together a consortium of seven major European players to perform a joint research programme and exchange knowledge on technologies crucial for the development of software-defined radio and cognitive radio. Based on the joint research programme the partners will implement an intensive exchange programme. In the context of Par4CR 29 researchers will spend up to 16 months working within a research team of another partner, involving in total 121 person months. Targeted recruitment of six experienced researchers will complement the knowledge available within the consortium, involving 120 person months. Furthermore during Par4CR the consortium will organise 4 two day workshops, actively involving external researchers in the progress of the research programme. By the end of Par4CR an international conference will be organised to actively disseminate lessons learned. The overall goal of the research programme of Par4CR is to develop a new architecture for software-defined radio as a step towards cognitive radio based on wideband operation of transmitter and receiver. It is anticipated the research programme will result in the following main innovations: - cost reduction of SDR to a level below multi-mode multi-band transceivers; - performance increase of SDR to a level comparable to single-mode transceivers; - a clear evolutionary roadmap from SDR to CR.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 459 470
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Udo (Ms.)

Participants (7)

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 96 489
Address
Route De L'orome Des Merisiers Parc Des Algorithmes Batiment Thales Saint-aubin
91193 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lancelot (Ms.)
CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 336 436
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Boehm (Ms.)
Catena Holding BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 215 880
Address
Elektronicaweg 40
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rien Geurtsen (Mr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 107 473
Address
Ulica Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ewa Bielec (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 10 491
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronald Van Waard (Mr.)
IMST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 320 242
Address
Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Waldow (Dr.)
CATENA WIRELESS ELECTRONICS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 78 919
Address
Kronborgsgränd 19
16446 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rien Geurtsen (Mr.)