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Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL

Objective

Wireless testbeds have become an essential tool to develop and validate innovative wireless solutions. However, due to the increasing diversity of wireless solutions and competing radio technologies, along with the ever more stringent requirements on the reliability of test results, wireless test facilities have evolved to very complex systems with steep learning curves for innovators. To speed up and facilitate the experimentation process, to lower its cost and to enhance the uptake of future non- and pre-standard solutions, the WiSHFUL project is determined to lower the experimentation threshold by developing flexible, scalable, open software architectures and programming interfaces for prototyping novel wireless solutions for a variety of applications ranging from healthcare to smart cities, supporting players in high value-add markets with considerable growth potential.
Key features of WiSHFUL include (1) unified radio control, providing developers with deep control of physical and medium access components without requiring deep knowledge of the radio hardware platform and (2) unified network control allowing the rapid creation, modification, and prototyping of protocols across the entire stack.
WiSHFUL will also create a testbed-on-the-move, consisting of portable facilities that can be deployed easily and efficiently at any location, allowing validation of innovative wireless solutions in the real world (with realistic propagation and interference characteristics) and involving real users. The usefulness of these facilities will be confirmed by participation of industrial and academic partners through open calls for experimentation.
In addition, we envision to extend these facilities with the capability to experiment with emerging wireless technologies such as millimeter wave communications, full-duplex and massive MIMO in the scope of open calls for extensions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development/software architecture
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinators

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 171 160
IMINDS

Participation ended

Address
Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (7)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 461 160
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 521 447
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 753 900
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NCENTRIC EUROPE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 263 333
Address
Pathoekeweg 9B 006
8000 Brugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rutgers Plaza 3
08901 New Brunswick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu San 56-1
151742 Seoul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments