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Green Initiative for Future Optical Networks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 324391

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 541 532,47

  • EU contribution

    € 1 541 532,47

Coordinated by:

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

"At present, there is a large demand for green optical networks, viz. backbone optical networks with an increased optical fibre capacity and transmission distance at low operating cost and reduced power consumption. This is dictated by growing applications of e-commerce, e-banking and e-business, broadcasting media and medical applications. GRIFFON addresses the disruptive change in information and communication solutions towards drastic energy saving (green) technologies in the context of fast development and delivery of new technology, as well as cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary staff training. GRIFFON offers increased communication capacity through coherent technique with advanced modulation formats and polarisation multiplexing of signals, increased distance and reduced power consumption by applying an ultra-long second cascade fibre Raman amplification with supressed polarisation impairments, viz. polarisation dependent gain (PDG) and polarisation mode dispersion (PMD). The project merges four complimentary fields of expertise brought by well-recognized participants: VPI – advanced modelling and design of fibre optic communications links; Aston – high-speed communication systems and Raman technologies; KTH – the development of high-speed transmitters, receivers and modulators for high-capacity fibre optic communications; and ACREO – digital signal processing techniques and algorithms for compensation of linear/nonlinear transmission impairments in coherent communication systems, to create synergy in development of innovative devices and products for new generation of optic fibre communication and secure communication systems. The proposed Academia-Industry Knowledge Transfer Programme will stimulate development of new photonic products, training the researchers through secondments, exchange of skills and recently emerged technologies and will assist to establish a long-term collaboration between the university groups and industry."

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY

Address

Aston Triangle
B4 7et Birmingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 672 600,50

Administrative Contact

Sergey Sergeyev (Dr.)

Participants (4)

VPIPHOTONICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 400,95

RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 631 531

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

VPISYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 324391

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 541 532,47

  • EU contribution

    € 1 541 532,47

Coordinated by:

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom