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Flexible and spectrum-Aware Radio Access through Measurements and modelling In cognitive Radio systems

Flexible and spectrum-Aware Radio Access through Measurements and modelling In cognitive Radio systems

Objective

The main goal of the FARAMIR project is to research and develop techniques for increasing the radio environmental and spectral awareness of future wireless systems. The proposed holistic approach starts from the development of spectrum sensing hardware investigating how such functionality could be efficiently integrated to handheld devices. In the next step, we will combine measurements performed at multiple nodes in a cooperative fashion on a network level, not only to identify spectrum opportunities but also to localize any sources of primary transmissions or interference. This information will be fused to a radio environmental map, which provides the basis for system optimisation. Channel allocation, interference avoidance, and protocol parameter configuration are only selected examples for potential optimisation problems. The consortium will take a practical approach and prototype most of the project innovations showing their real-world value in radio resource optimisation.
Additionally, extensive spectrum measurements will be conducted at several locations in Europe to provide a valuable basis for spectrum modelling and increase the understanding how spectrum use changes in time, frequency, and space. This task will be implemented in an open access fashion not only enabling the community to access the measurement results but also allowing third-parties to benefit from the FARAMIR measurement setups. The results will naturally improve the design of the radio environmental map and the pursued optimisation solutions.
The high quality consortium possesses a unique combination of expertise from across the whole value chain of the wireless business starting from a semiconductor research institute, via an infrastructure and two complementary device manufacturers, to a network operator and a regulator, some of whom already participate in pertinent standardisation work. Additionally, four well-acclaimed university partners join their efforts in FARAMIR.
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Coordinator Contact

Petri MÄHÖNEN (Prof.)

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 686 501

Administrative Contact

Petri Mähönen (Prof.)

Participants (9)

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INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 693 518

BUNDESNETZAGENTUR FUER ELEKTRIZITAET, GAS, TELEKOMMUNIKATION, POST UND EISENBAHNEN

Germany

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 500

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 217 000

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 423 835

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 336 000

Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 201 000

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 288 000

TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 023

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248351

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 529 324

  • EU contribution

    € 3 457 377

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany