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Radio technologies for 5G using advanced photonic infrastructure for dense user environments

Objective

In RAPID, we propose to use a centralized radio access (C-RAN) architecture to support high-capacity heterogeneous (3g, 4G and 60 GHz) radio access technologies through low-cost, but ultra-high-bandwidth photonic techniques for the fibre distribution. To meet the requirement to transport the high-frequency (and wide-bandwidth) wireless signals at low-cost, a novel coherent radio-over-fiber (CRoF) scheme is proposed in RAPID. Furthermore, for the mobile receiver, novel extremely low-cost (<10€) integrated transceivers will be developed based upon a SiGe technology.
The radio resource management of the heterogeneous network using the developed mm-wave and photonic technologies together with legacy 3G/4G wireless will be demonstrated in RAPID and the developed hardware will be tested in life-cycle assessments within different real life networks scenarios including a public stadium, an operators fiber-optic and wireless network, as well as in train, airport scenarios.

Call for proposal

H2020-EUJ-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 457 692,50

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 500
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 000
Address
Leipziger Strasse 121
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 401 000
Address
Hasivim Street 43
49517 Petach Tikwa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXATEL SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 163 562,50
Address
Ul Perkuna 47
04 164 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)