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Multiple-access space-time coding testbed

Objective

The MASCOT proposal aims at design and implementation of novel techniques in the area of Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) wireless systems. Future wireless systems will require significantly higher data rates than those available today, provided at almost wireline quality, and with moderate infrastructure cost. The use of MIMO antenna technology has been recognized to hold the promise of achieving these ambitious goals.

However, research in the MIMO area focused almost exclusively on single-user point-to-point links. Little is known for MIMO terminals and base stations in a cellular multi-user context. The MASCOT proposal addresses such MU-MIMO wireless systems. Our research ranges from the design to the prototypical implementation of multi-user space-time codecs in a VHDL library. In particular, the real-time MU-MIMO testbed at ETH Zurich will be used as a platform for implementing, testing, and benchmarking the algorithms developed in the course of the project under real-world conditions.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN BETRIEBS-GMBH
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1/3 .Stock
1220 Wien
Austria

Participants (7)

EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Merce 10-12
08002 Barcelona
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
Address
Keilalahdentie 4
02150 Espoo
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
Wien
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende (Cs)