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Wireless deployable network system

Objective

The purpose of WIDENS is to design, prototype and validate a vertically integrated rapidly deployable and scalable communication system for future public safety, emergency and disaster applications. The project focuses on designing a single hot spot, which can be easily deployed, optimised for high bitrate throughput (over 2Mbit/s) and interoperable with existing core networks and present private mobile radio systems. The system concept is based on ad hoc network technologies, and the technological approach focuses on adaptations of existing technologies for the purposes of meeting the public safety requirements.

The target terminal nodes will include both physical, link and network routing layers, and will feature asynchronous and synchronous high bitrates, direct mode group communications, strong authentication and confidentiality and quality of service. The project will support the strong on-going European involvement in the joint ETSI/TIA standardisation initiative MESA (Mobile Broadband for Emergency and Safety Applications). The design and prototype developments will be contributed to the MESA standardisation process and will shape the future of private mobile communication systems.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THALES COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
Address
160 Boulevard De Valmy
92700 Colombes
France

Participants (7)

EADS DEFENCE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS SA
France
Address
6 Rue Dewoitine
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Espoo
INSTITUT EURECOM
France
Address
2229 Route Des Cretes - Sophia Antipolis
06904 Valbonne
MULTITEL
Belgium
Address
Parc Initialis, Copernic Avenue 1
7000 Mons
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
Postbus 90050 Barcelona
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Lange Nieuwstraat 55
2000 Antwerpen