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High-Performance Radio Local-Area Network

Objective

HIPERION aims to create and demonstrate a European capability for high-performance radio networking for portable computers.

Portable computers will play an ever increasingly important role in business, education and leisure environments in coming years. Communications technologies which permit access to information and services as well as those which enable collaboration and sharing will be fundamental technologies for tomorrow's information based economies. HIPERION seeks solutions to those problems which will enable dynamic creation of ad hoc networks for collaboration and education purposes as well as enable portable and mobile devices to be in communication with existing and future infrastructures. HIPERION will focus its efforts on:

- research in the development of radio and associated component and packaging technology to enable commercial realisation of low power, highly miniaturised microwave communications systems for desktop, portable and mobile computing devices
- coded modulation and equalisation techniques required to enable tens of Mbyte/s communications data rates at microwave frequencies in bands identified by CEPT for such purposes and compatible with future standards currently under development % - communications techniques and protocols to enable portable and mobile devices to establish and maintain local area type communcations amongst themselves and with in-building infrastructure in accordance with future standards currently under development.

Since successful communications are highly dependent on the timely completion of associated standardisation efforts, HIPERION will maintain close links with other relevant ESPRIT projects and relevant international standardisation efforts.

HIPERION's deliverables include systems specification, subsystem modelling and design reports as well as a functional demonstrator and submissions to the ELI being specified by the OMI STANDARDS project.

Coordinator

APPLE COMPUTER EUROPE INC
Address
2 Le Wilson
92058 Paris La Defense
France

Participants (2)

Advanced RISC Machines Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Swaffham Bulbeck
CB5 0NA Cambridge
GEC Plessey Semiconductors plc
United Kingdom
Address
Cheney Manor
SN2 2QW Swindon