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UNIVERSAL RADIO-LINK PLATFORM FOR EFFICIENT USER-CENTRIC ACC

UNIVERSAL RADIO-LINK PLATFORM FOR EFFICIENT USER-CENTRIC ACC

Objective

URANUS investigates the design of a universal radio link platform being able to access any existing proprietary and standardized wireless system in a unified way, to support simultaneous usage of links in different types of air interfaces and, in particular, to ease the introduction of future personalized communications and reconfigurable air interfaces. It is based on a novel and efficient parametric approach to describe wireless transceivers (TRXs) in the complex baseband using a Generic MultiCarrier Representation (GMCR), where a specific signalling format or mode is uniquely represented by a corresponding set of parameters. The approach is referred to as Canonical Parametric Description (CPD), since the proposed overall transceiver structure (unlike software-defined radio) is independent of the specific choice of the parameter set. The CPD can be used to describe any mode, given that the parameters are properly chosen, which in turn translates to corresponding TRX requirements. The anticipated benefits for the user include better coverage, adaptivity in different environments, and selection of air interfaces matching the user/service/cost requirements. The main motivation to choose a GMCR for the CPD is the limited complexity of multicarrier transceivers and the fact that recent wireless standardization proposals are already based on orthogonal multicarrier signals. The baseband architecture of the CPD approach being inherently scalable with respect to the achievable data rate will be identified and implemented in software and hardware validation platforms. In order to quantify the system level benefits of multi-mode operation in relevant metrics such as spectrum usage, coverage, throughput and load-balancing, the performance of the URANUS platform will be simulated at system level for a small number of predetermined scenarios. URANUS will provide recommendations for standardization bodies in the area of broadband, wireless and mobile radio communications.
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COMMISSARIAT A L' ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

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17 Rue Des Martyrs
38054 Grenoble

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 630 899

Administrative Contact

Laurent HERAULT (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 257 250

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 148 250

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 251 500

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 392 940

STMICROELECTRONICS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 99 860

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 313 400

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 35 890

POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 98 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027960

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 506 177

  • EU contribution

    € 2 648 089

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L' ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France