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Advancing the state of the art of MIMO: the key to the successful evolution of wireless networks

Objective

The world is experiencing an explosion in wireless broadband usage and global wireless data traffic is expected to grow at an annual rate of 78% through 2016. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technologies have been envisioned as a key to the successful deployment of next generation networks, which are challenged by many practical constraints, such as spectrum scarcity and dynamical wireless environments. The ATOM project will set an ambitious research agenda to fully exploit the potentials of MIMO technologies for revolutionizing wireless networks. Particularly the overall objective of ATOM is to accelerate the transfer and deployment of research knowledge between European countries and third-country partners in order to provide a framework of advanced MIMO solutions for realizing green, secure and high data throughput wireless communications. The novelty of this project is four-fold. Firstly the project brings together two advanced MIMO technologies, massive MIMO and cloud radio access networks (C-RAN), where a novel heterogeneous network architecture is proposed to boost network capacity by effectively exploiting the advantages of massive MIMO and C-RAN. Secondly a rigorous algorithm-theoretic framework for maximizing energy efficiency is developed for the proposed heterogeneous architecture, where energy harvesting is realized by applying the novel concept, simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT). Thirdly dynamic physical layer conditions in wireless environments are used to develop comprehensive security solutions for implementing keyless secure transmissions as well as key establishment, which will bridge the gap between physical layer security and the conventional cryptography. Finally we will extend the existing wireless network testbed available at the consortium and carry out experimental evaluations for closing the gap between theory and practice.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Net EU contribution
€ 306 000,00
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 301 500,00
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 297 000,00
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITRY OF PERADENIYA
Sri Lanka
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Galaha Road
20400 Peradeniya

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

COMSATS UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD
Pakistan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Park Road, Chak Shahzad
44000 Islamabad

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Office Of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
81310 Johor Bahru

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Upm Serdang
43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 500,00