GIRAFA - Ad-hoc Networking

Start: 01 November 2002
End: 30 November 2005
Funding: National
Status: Due
Division: Communication Systems
Department: Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP), Array and Multi-Sensor Processing (A&MSP)
Code: Project contract/code: TIC 2002-04594-C02-02.

GIRAFA stands for Intelligent radio resources management for high-speed ad-hoc networks through the development of techniques of: fuzzy logic, signal processing and media access control protocols, is a R&D project in the field of mobile and wireless networks, devoted to intelligent management of the radio resources in high-speed ad-hoc networks by developing techniques involving fuzzy logic, signal processing and medium access control protocols. Existing ad-hoc systems obviously provide the connection availability among the mobile terminals belonging to the network, but they are not capable of offering high capacities nor can they satisfy the needs for multimedia applications. The performance of this kind of networks is severely interference-limited, both inner-cell and from other systems. Note that the band in which ad-hoc networks are usually located is the so-called ISM band (around 2.4 GHz) that can be deployed almost worldwide without any license. This project will deal with the above-mentioned interference problem in a new way, i.e. the intelligent radio resource management.

  • CTTC
  • UPC, Coord.
  • Bader, Faouzi Carlos