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Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation

Objective

5G will have to cope with a high degree of heterogeneity in terms of: (a) services (mobile broadband, massive machine and mission critical communications, broad-/multicast services and vehicular communications); (b) device classes (low-end sensors to high-end tablets); (c) deployment types (macro and small cells); (d) environments (low-density to ultra-dense urban); (e) mobility levels (static to high-speed transport).
Consequently, diverse and often contradicting Key Performance Indicators need to be supported, such as high capacity/user-rates, low latency, high reliability, ubiquitous coverage, high mobility, massive number of devices, low cost/energy consumption. 4G is not designed to meet such a high degree of heterogeneity efficiently. Moreover, having multiple radio access technologies for multi-service support below 6GHz will be too costly.
FANTASTIC-5G will develop a new multi-service Air Interface (AI) for below 6 GHz through a modular design. To allow the system to adapt to the anticipated heterogeneity, the pursued properties are: flexibility, scalability, versatility, efficiency, future-proofness. To this end, we will develop the technical AI components (e.g. flexible waveform and frame design, scalable multiple access procedures, adaptive retransmission schemes, enhanced multi-antenna schemes with/without cooperation, advanced multi-user detection, interference coordination, support for ultra-dense cell layouts, multi-cell radio resource management, device-to-device) and integrate them into an overall AI framework where adaptation to the above described sources of heterogeneity will be accomplished. Our work will also comprise intense validation and system level simulations.
FANTASTIC-5G includes partners being active in forerunning projects like METIS, 5GNOW and EMPATHIC ensuring the exploitation of the respective outcomes. The consortium possesses the main stakeholders for innovation and impacting standardization, maintaining Europe at the forefront.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
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Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
Germany
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 141 643,50

Participants (16)

ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 653 012,50
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Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 424 532,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 665 031
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 407 000
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
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Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 464 110
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 675 750
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 585 242,50
Address
Am Campeon 10-12
85579 Neubiberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS DANMARK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 474 687,50
Address
Orestads Boulevard 73 3
2300 Kobenhavn
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
Finland
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€ 131 801
Address
Karaportti 3
02610 Espoo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI BARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 750
Address
Via Amendola 126 B
70126 Bari
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 609 110
Address
Samsung House - 1000 Hillswood Drive
KT16 0PS Chertsey - Surrey
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 455 750
Address
15-55 Boulevard Charles De Gaulle Les Portes De La Defense
92700 Colombes
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 483 187,50
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19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
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Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 750
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
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€ 316 500
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)