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D-band radio 5G network technology

Objective

Nowadays there is a shared vision among industry, operators and academy that 5G wireless networks will have to provide wideband wireless access and ubiquitous computing anywhere and at any time. The human life of the majority of the EU citizens will be surrounded by intelligent wireless sensors, which will bring radical changes to the way we live and do things. Supporting this scenario is a challenge for network operators and wireless network infrastructures and it will demand a tremendous performance improvement of medium range wireless infrastructure. This challenge needs to be addressed by a convergence of advanced semiconductor nanotechnology and a robust wireless infrastructure based on meshed networks with seamless fiber performances.

The DRAGON project, through the exploitation of the radio spectrum in D-band (130-174.8 GHz) , will overcome the constraints of current E-band wireless backhaul solutions to achieve a small-form factor and high-capacity radio solution, suitable for massive deployment, that will enable bringing the speed of optical systems to backhaul systems in a cost effective way. The DRAGON project vision and objectives rely on a power efficient and silicon based BiCMOS transceiver analog front end, operating in D-band and enabling cost efficient deployment of telecommunications networks with seamless fiber performance. A beam steering integrated antenna array using an intelligent low-cost packaging technology will be developed for the implementation of the 5G network demo trial on field, with fine beam alignment for facilitating the installation and compensating pole vibration.

The DRAGON consortium has a well-balanced and complementary know-how in the relevant areas for designing and demonstrating the feasibility of a small cell cellular network architecture based on meshed D-band backhaul links. DRAGON will therefore secure Europe’s industrial leadership and pave the way towards innovative 5G telecommunications networks.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 742 972,50

Participants (12)

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 625 107,50
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 483 555,63
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 524 368,25
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 304 500
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TTI NORTE, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 375
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 14
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 958 125
Address
Piazzale Biancamano 8
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HCL TECHNOLOGIES ITALY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 470 312,50
Address
Via Cadorna 73
20090 Vimodrone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 571 700
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 337 365
Address
Fabriksgasse 13
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PREMIX OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 115 500
Address
Muovitie 4
05200 Rajamaki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENWAVES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 868,75
Address
Via Milano 37/C
20064 Gorgonzola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURKCELL TEKNOLOJI ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 91 875
Address
Turkcell Kucukyali Plaza Aydinevler Mah Inonu Cad 36 Kucukyali Ofispark C Block Maltepe
34854 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)