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Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding

Objective

EPIC aims to develop a new generation of Forward-Error-Correction (FEC) codes to enable practical wireless Tb/s link technology—corresponding to a 10x–100x throughput improvement over the SoA. The EPIC concept and methodology is shaped by the key finding that routine progress in silicon technology in the next decade will not be sufficient to allow FEC implementations to break the Tb/s barrier; Tb/s FEC will require not only help from silicon technology but also major innovations in FEC algorithm design and implementation domains. A key EPIC objective is therefore to develop and utilize a disruptive FEC design framework that considers the FEC algorithm design and corresponding silicon implementation architectures in a unified fashion. Through such an integrated approach, EPIC aims to advance state-of-the-art FEC schemes (mainly Turbo, LDPC and Polar codes) to obtain the principal channel codes for beyond-5G (B5G) use-cases. Top-performing solutions developed under EPIC will be validated by virtual silicon tape-out implementations, thus providing first-in-class FEC blocks of wireless Tb/s technology. EPIC aims at utmost scientific excellence and leadership position in the FEC domain, contributing to European research and development, ensured by measurable and impactful scientific publications in leading journals/magazines in the FEC research area. EPIC will also contribute to the future of European research strength by organizing lectures and tutorials on FEC technology, targeting graduate students and post-graduate researchers. The EPIC concept comprises a technology roadmap, focusing on its SME partners, with the aim of converting fundamental research outcomes into market opportunities via technology IP generation and standardization contributions, ensured by IPR protection. The EPIC consortium, which includes the lead inventors and institutes in the FEC domain, dynamic SMEs, and impactful industry partners, is dedicated to successfully reaching these objectives.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Burgplatz 3A
9500 Villach
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 237 750

Participants (7)

INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 625
Address
64 Great Eastern Street
EC2A 3QR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 477 425
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLARAN HABERLESME TEKNOLOJILERI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 454 750
Address
Ankara Teknoloji Gelistirme Bolgesi 1606. Cad. Kapi N: 4/A Cyberpark Cyberplaza A Blok 2 Kat N: A201 Bilkent
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 231,25
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 393 125
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 416 112,50
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CREONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 250
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 26-28
67655 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)