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EUWB - Coexisting Short Range Radio by Advanced Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology

Project description


The Network of the Future
EUWB – Coexisting Short Range Radio by Advanced Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology

Main Objectives
EUWB is an industry-led initiative of 21 major industrial and excellent academic organisations all around Europe and Israel. Its key objective is to explore the enormous economic potential of innovative and disruptive radio technology embodied in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) for key industrial sectors in Europe.
The project aims at consolidating the technical advances in scientific areas related to UWB, such as cognitive signalling, intelligent multiple antenna and multiband/ multimode concepts, and combining them in order to define system concepts for envisaged four application areas in major European industry sectors. Following a strong demand from these industry sectors the four prominent examples in which applications will be implemented are the Intelligent home environment (driver Philips), the Public transportation environment (driver EADS), the Automotive environment (driver Bosch) and the Next generation of heterogeneous public access network environment (driver Telefónica). The results will be materialised in four integrated application platforms built in the open UWB technology platform developed in EUWB.
Beside targeting real integration of UWB technology in a Airbus plane, a Daimler car, the Philips future home entertainment system and the Telefónica NGN access network, scientific studies will guide industry to gain competitiveness with their UWB system approaches also in future developments
The science and technology driven workload will be accompanied by a continuation of EUWB partners’ actually ongoing activities in the European and world-wide regulation and standardisation bodies. Following the most recent breakthrough reached in European UWB frequency regulations thanks to the FP6 PULSERS Phase II project the goal is to continue facilitating a globally compatible regulatory framework for UWB applications. Major efforts will be continuously invested for further collaboration with regulatory bodies in Europe inside the CEPT, the ETSI as well as the Radio Spectrum Committee.

Technical Approach
Even if the R&D work in EUWB is more system and application than basic technology research oriented the EUWB project will effectively leverage the scientific knowledge base emerging from past UWB-RT related projects, such as U.C.A.N. ULTRAWAVES, and PULSERS, just as new scientific contributions will become available at an applied technological level.
Major work packages EUWB is working on are Cognitive UWB Radio and Coexistence, Multiple Antenna UWB Systems, UWB Enabled Advanced Localisation and Tracking, UWB Multiband / Multimode Operation, UWB in Heterogeneous Access Networks, Regulations and Standardisation just as Open UWB Technology Platforms. The latter will give the application and research work the needed technology basis for the practical integration and demonstration activities.
Special focus within the EUWB project will rest on the four dedicated key industry application areas, i.e. Home environment, Automotive, Public transport and Heterogeneous network, which aim is to define the application scenarios and provide the requirements for these applications.
In order to optimise the development flow and task distribution within work packages a new and innovative methodology of managing IPs by Logical Clustering of inter-WP tasks is introduced. These clusters will be used as a co-ordinating structure.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Coordinator Contact

Sven Zeisberg (Prof. Dr)

Coordinator

GWT-TUD GMBH
Address
Blasewitzer Strasse 43
01307 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 651 241
Administrative Contact
Hrjehor MARK (Mr.)

Participants (27)

STMICROELECTRONICS N.V., AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SUCCURSALE DE PLAN-LES-OUATES

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chemin Du Champ-des-filles 39
1228 Plan-les-ouates
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedbert BERENS (Dr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lenka LHOTSKA (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 803 000
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra KRAMM (Mrs)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 400
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas MIROW (Mr.)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 762 000
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anja MARKWORTH (Ms.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 707 000
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas KAISER (Prof.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 606 700
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter LILISCHKIS (Mr)
TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 209 100
Address
Zettachring 8
70567 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Swen HOFRICHTER (Mr.)
Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 500
Address
Friedrich-list-platz 1
D-01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid GEBHARDT (Mrs)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 444 900
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar LÓPEZ LORENTE (Mr.)
ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 603 200
Address
Calle El Castro 22N
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noelia ORTIZ (Ms.)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis LÓPEZ DE AYALA HIDALGO (Mr.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 689 100
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leila RISTELI (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 671 600
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eija HYVÖNEN (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 042 800
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier HATEM (Mr)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 880 000
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine RADET (Mr)
WISAIR LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 679 300
Address
27 Habarzel Street
69710 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David YAISH (Mr)
CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 538 000
Address
Via Alla Cascata 56 D
38100 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imrich CHLAMTAC (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 452 700
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandra VILLA (Ms.)
FBCONSULTING SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Route De Luxembourg 21
6633 Wasserbillig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedbert BERENS (Dr.)
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 547 500
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick KEUR (Mr)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PORT POLSKI OSRODEK ROZWOJU TECHNOLOGII
Poland
EU contribution
€ 238 800
Address
Ul. Stablowicka 147
54 066 Wroclaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata PIESIEWICZ (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 118 800
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolae TAPUS (Prof.)
BITGEAR WIRELESS DESIGN SERVICES DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Ul Stevana Markovica 8
11080 Beograd Zemun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vukasin PEJOVIC (Mr.)
INSTITUTE FOR INFOCOMM RESEARCH

Participation ended

Singapore
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Heng Mui Keng Terrace 21
119613 Singapore
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Harold CHAN (Mr)
TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
C/o Dundas & Wilson Llp, 5Th Fl, Northwest Wing, Bush House
WC2B 4EZ Aldwych, London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barclay MILNE (Mr)
VEEBEAM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 400
Address
Hills Road
CB2 1LQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James NEWMAN (Mr)