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Radio technologies for 5G using advanced photonic infrastructure for dense user environments

Radio technologies for 5G using advanced photonic infrastructure for dense user environments

Objective

In RAPID, we propose to use a centralized radio access (C-RAN) architecture to support high-capacity heterogeneous (3g, 4G and 60 GHz) radio access technologies through low-cost, but ultra-high-bandwidth photonic techniques for the fibre distribution. To meet the requirement to transport the high-frequency (and wide-bandwidth) wireless signals at low-cost, a novel coherent radio-over-fiber (CRoF) scheme is proposed in RAPID. Furthermore, for the mobile receiver, novel extremely low-cost (<10€) integrated transceivers will be developed based upon a SiGe technology.
The radio resource management of the heterogeneous network using the developed mm-wave and photonic technologies together with legacy 3G/4G wireless will be demonstrated in RAPID and the developed hardware will be tested in life-cycle assessments within different real life networks scenarios including a public stadium, an operators fiber-optic and wireless network, as well as in train, airport scenarios.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

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Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 457 692,50

Participants (4)

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UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 279 500

CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 248 000

SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 401 000

EXATEL SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 163 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643297

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2014

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 549 755

  • EU contribution

    € 1 549 755

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany