FANTASTIC-5G - Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation

Start: 01 July 2015
End: 30 June 2017
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Systems
Department: Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP), Array and Multi-Sensor Processing (A&MSP), Statistical Inference (SI)
Code: 671660

The “FANTASTIC-5G” (Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation) is a 2 year project funded by the European Commission under the “Horizon 2020″ program for the advanced of future mobile communication networks.

The project focuses on boosting capacity, increasing flexibility and improving the energy efficiency of the next generation of mobile networks, contributing to the definition of a new air interface for multi-service systems below 6GHz.

The project addresses 5G networks challenges, which will have to cope with a high degree of heterogeneity in terms of: (a) services (mobile broadband, massive machine and mission critical communications, broad-/multicast services and vehicular communications); (b) device classes (low-end sensors to high-end tablets); (c) deployment types (macro and small cells); (d) environments (low-density to ultra-dense urban); (e) mobility levels (static to high-speed transport). Consequently, diverse and often contradicting key performance indicators need to be supported, such as high capacity/user-rates, low latency, high reliability, ubiquitous coverage, high mobility, massive number of devices, low cost/energy consumption. FANTASTIC-5G will develop technical AI components in a modular fashion including flexible waveform and frame design, scalable multiple access procedures, adaptive retransmission schemes, enhanced multi-antenna schemes with/without cooperation, advanced multi-user detection, interference coordination, support for ultra-dense cell layouts, multi-cell radio resource management, device-to-device and integrate them into an overall AI framework.

Official project press release can be found in the project website

Project Partners:

Follow project advances from:

at FANTASTIC-5G @fantastic5glogo twiter