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Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding

Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding

Objective

EPIC aims to develop a new generation of Forward-Error-Correction (FEC) codes to enable practical wireless Tb/s link technology—corresponding to a 10x–100x throughput improvement over the SoA. The EPIC concept and methodology is shaped by the key finding that routine progress in silicon technology in the next decade will not be sufficient to allow FEC implementations to break the Tb/s barrier; Tb/s FEC will require not only help from silicon technology but also major innovations in FEC algorithm design and implementation domains. A key EPIC objective is therefore to develop and utilize a disruptive FEC design framework that considers the FEC algorithm design and corresponding silicon implementation architectures in a unified fashion. Through such an integrated approach, EPIC aims to advance state-of-the-art FEC schemes (mainly Turbo, LDPC and Polar codes) to obtain the principal channel codes for beyond-5G (B5G) use-cases. Top-performing solutions developed under EPIC will be validated by virtual silicon tape-out implementations, thus providing first-in-class FEC blocks of wireless Tb/s technology. EPIC aims at utmost scientific excellence and leadership position in the FEC domain, contributing to European research and development, ensured by measurable and impactful scientific publications in leading journals/magazines in the FEC research area. EPIC will also contribute to the future of European research strength by organizing lectures and tutorials on FEC technology, targeting graduate students and post-graduate researchers. The EPIC concept comprises a technology roadmap, focusing on its SME partners, with the aim of converting fundamental research outcomes into market opportunities via technology IP generation and standardization contributions, ensured by IPR protection. The EPIC consortium, which includes the lead inventors and institutes in the FEC domain, dynamic SMEs, and impactful industry partners, is dedicated to successfully reaching these objectives.
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TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

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Burgplatz 3a
9500 Villach

Austria

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 237 750

Participants (7)

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INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 625

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 477 425

POLARAN YAZILIM BILISIM DANISMANLIKITHALAT IHRACAAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 454 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 326 231,25

ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 393 125

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 416 112,50

CREONIC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760150

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 966 268,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 966 268,75

Coordinated by:

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria