Project Objectives

5Gwireless aims at proposing, studying, optimizing, quantitatively assessing and comparing advantages and disadvantages of radically-changing but little understood architectures, topologies and technologies, which will significantly shape 5G standards and will enable the targeted 1000 times increase of spectral efficiency and 90% reduction of energy consumption.

The research objectives of 5Gwireless can be summarized as follows:

  • To analyze, design and optimize radically new network architectures and topologies for ultra-dense 5G networks, based on the device-centric and cell-less concepts.
  • To analyze, design and optimize radically new transmission technologies for 5G networks, based on massive and single-RF multi-antenna concepts and mmWave communications.
  • To introduce new methodological approaches to the analysis, design and optimization of 5G networks, based on stochastic geometry, point processes and random shape theory tools.

 

Project Structure

5Gwireless is organized in four parts: Research (WP1-WP4), Training (WP5), Management (WP6) and Dissemination & Outreach Activities (WP7) as described below.

WP1: Large-Scale Multiple-Antenna Technologies  

WP1 has three main objectives: 1) State-of-the-art assessment and acquisition of tools for analysis and design of large-scale MIMO, 2) development of novel algorithms, transmission schemes, channel models and antennas, and 3) testbed experimentation and assessment of large-scale MIMOs for ultra-dense cellular communications.

WP2: mmWave Communications

WP2 has three main objectives: 1) State-of-the-art assessment and acquisition of tools for analysis and design of mmWave communications, 2) development of novel algorithms, transmission schemes, channel models and antennas, and 3) testbed experimentation and assessment of ultra-dense mmWave cellular communications.

WP3: Transmission Protocols for Smart Devices

WP3 has three main objectives: 1) State-of-the-art assessment and acquisition of tools for analysis and design of smart communication protocols, 2) development of novel communication protocols based on relaying, network coding, D2D and full-duplex, and 3) spectral and energy assessment in ultra-dense cellular networks.

WP4: Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks Modeling

WP4 has three main objectives: 1) State-of-the-art assessment and acquisition of tools for analysis and design of ultra-dense heterogeneous cellular networks, 2) accurate modeling of heterogeneous spatial locations and interference, and 3) development of new mathematical tools for communications performance evaluation.

WP5: Training

The main objective of this WP is to setup the e-learning training tools and to coordinate all training events of 5Gwireless.

WP6: Project Management

The objectives of WP6 consist of the scientific, administrative management and monitoring of the project’s performance.

WP7: Dissemination & Outreach Activities

The objectives of WP7 are as follows: to disseminate the research achievements, to foster adequate visibility in standardization bodies, and to promote the obtained results in research communities and to the society-at-large.

 

Visual presentation of the Work Packages inter-relations