CellFive aims to design and demonstrate a new line of next generation small cells that deliver ubiquitous, cost-effective and high speed connectivity at any time and at any place to support 5G services. This, in perfect harmony with the subjacent operation of M2M services demanding low data rates but extremely high energy-efficiency and capacity to handle high number of connected devices.
The key innovations in CellFive include:
1)A new networking topology to provide ubiquitous virtual small cell access via a high speed backhaul link for outdoor scenarios by by exploiting cooperation and networking coding in synergy with legacy (LTE) and future emerging LTE-A networks;
2) Study of coexistence between virtual small cells and macro cells and to propose interference aware network-coded cooperation;
3) Network-coding overlay protocol for energy reduction and network resiliency;
4) Ultra high energy-efficiency communication protocols for M2M communications integrated in high-speed 5G Networks through small cells. Energy harvesting techniques will be included in the protocol design process to enable close to zero-power operation.
5) Innovative Medium Access Control (MAC) and scheduling protocols to integrate and manage M2M traffic in 5G Networks with Virtual Small Cells.
On the Transmission Mode Selection for Substation Automation Traffic in Cellular Networks
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Performance Evaluation of the Contention-Based Random Access of LTE under Smart Grid Traffic
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Reliability Analysis of the Random Access Channel of LTE with Access Class Barring for Smart Grid Monitoring Traffic
, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications, Workshop on Integrating Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grid 2017 (IEEE ICC ’17, ICT4SG), 21-25 May 2017.
Contention Tree-based Access for Wireless Machine-to-Machine Networks with Energy Harvesting
, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-12, June 2017.
Efficient Cell Planning for Reliable Support of Event-Driven Machine-Type Traffic in LTE
, in Proceeding of IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (IEEE Globecom 2017), 4-8 December 2017, Singapore.
TelcoFog: A unified flexible fog and cloud computing architecture for 5G networks
, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 88, August, 2017.
Business Development in the Internet of Things: a Matter of Vertical Cooperation
, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 135-141, February 2017.
Energy Harvesting-aware Distributed Queuing Access for Wireless Machine-to-Machine Networks
, in Proceedings of the Global Communications Conference Exhibition & Industry Forum ( IEEE GLOBECOM 2016), 4-8 December 2016, Washington DC (USA).
Improving Security in Internet of Things with Software Defined Networking
, in Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibition & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM), 4-8 December 2016, Washington, DC (USA).
Handling Mission-Critical Communication in Smart Grid Distribution Automation Services through LTE
, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 6-9 November 2016, Sydney (Australia),
, IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp. 2029 - 2044, April 2016.
The CTTC 5G end-to-end experimental platform: Integrating heterogeneous wireless/optical networks, distributed cloud, and IoT devices
, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 50-63, Mach 2016.