|Start:||01 January 2015|
|End:||30 September 2018|
|Department:||Physical-layer Implementation of High Performance Communication Systems (PHYCOM)|
In this project, different key enabling technologies of next generation (5G) networks are addressed in order to cope not only with the demand of mobile data traffic worldwide that is expected during the next years until 2020, but also with the flexibility and reconfigurability capabilities that the heterogeneous nature of 5G systems will impose on communicating devices. First, this project will propose the design of new spectrally efficient 5G waveforms for radio access network (RAN) transceiver equipment that will be capable of communicating in fragmented spectrum scenarios and in the presence of interference. Furthermore considering the need to support the increasing traffic due to the densification of small cells, this project will also deal with the improvement of existing radio transceivers in many application scenarios (operating at RF/microwave and millimetre wave bands). To that end, in the digital domain, power amplifier linearization techniques will be studied for very high bandwidth signals, in order to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs. In the analog domain, this project will study and implement a frequency detector, which will be used to assess the presence of used and unused spectral regions, which will facilitate the frequency agile operation techniques proposed in this project. More concretely, this project will study, design, prototyping and experimental validation of:
AEThER is funded by the Spanish ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) under the funding scheme “Proyectos de I+D+I Retos investigación 2014”, Reference TEC2014-58341-C4-4-R.
Disclaimer: The logo of the project was created using MS Visio and the following CC clipart accessed at openclipart.org: Cloud Computing (mrallowski), Nexus 5 stylized (JOhannski), Mixed-antenna Cell Tower (enmaskarado), Intracell frequency reuse (zinka), Analog to Digital (pgbrandolin), dsp (pgbrandolin), parabolic antenna 1 (jcartier), Sine wave addition (pnx).