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energy-autonomous Portable Access points for INfrastructure-LESS networks

Objective

The explosive growth of applications and industrial sectors that rely on broadband connectivity, is set to stretch the demand for wireless networks beyond the reach of the power grid infrastructure. Access points are being deployed on board of drones, while more than 84,000 hybrid-energy base stations are expected to be deployed annually in remote areas by 2020. Portable network nodes that are energy-autonomous and operate detached from the power grid will become indispensable in the coming applications of wireless networks. Energy-autonomy presents immense challenges for the wireless network design and imposes a complete re-think of technological solutions. PAINLESS has the visionary aim to establish a training and research platform to pioneer green, energy-autonomous portable network nodes which are self-subsistent and limitlessly-scalable, to satisfy future demands with minimal infrastructure. It promises a paradigm shift by integrating and jointly optimising wireless networks with renewable energy sources, radiated energy harvesting and airborne access points, as well as establishing disruptive performance benchmarks for the combined wireless power-and-information distribution. Our results will kick-start an innovation ecosystem for infrastructure and service providers of ICT to develop and commercialise a new generation of autonomous, sustainable and power-independent communication networks with self-organising functionality, to enable 100% coverage in urban environments in a power-efficient manner; provide network access to all types of emergency, disaster and special events areas; and connect remote / developing areas with problematic infrastructure. PAINLESS relates to H2020-MSCA with a vision to produce the first generation of experts in a radically new wave of energy autonomous networks that will revolutionise the wireless networking technology landscape and the plethora of associated vertical business sectors.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (8)

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 133 862,22
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 471 673,44
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LYRA ELECTRONICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Carleton House 266-268 Stratford Road
B90 3AD Shirley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 549 368,64
Address
Suite 3 One Earlsfort Centre Lower Hatch Street
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALBA EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLIED RESEARCH IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 352 173,06
Address
10 Xenias Str.
11527 Athens
Activity type
Other

Partners (4)

ORION INNOVATIONS PRIVATE COMPANY
Greece
Address
Ameinokelous 43
117 44 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
American University of Beirut
Lebanon
Address
Bliss Street
1107 2020 Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIO SYSTEMS
Israel
Address
Gush Etzion St. 7
54030 Givat Shmuel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
Address
Immeuble Technologique Entree B Rte De L Orme Aux Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments