MiWaveS is organized in six technical work packages (WP1 to WP6) and two management packages (WP8, dealing with the project management and coordination, and WP7 addressing the dissemination and standardization activities).
WP1 (Heterogeneous wireless network with mmW small-cell access and backhauling) will define the heterogeneous wireless network with mmW small cell access and backhauling. From scenarios and use cases, a top down approach will specify the mmW small cells with access point, and define the strategy for resource allocation and data routing through the heterogeneous network to be used in WP2, WP3 and WP4. A part of this WP is dedicated to dosimetric aspects related to the human body exposure to mmW and identification of the user test cases to be experimented in WP4.
WP2 (Network mechanisms and algorithms) will define from WP1 the networking functions and algorithms needed for the implementation of the heterogeneous network for a self-organisation of the heterogeneous access and backhaul, automatic antenna beam steering and beam forming in link with WP4, and intelligent dynamic route optimization and load balancing in heterogeneous wireless network.
WP3 (Radio technology for mmW access and backhauling) will precise the RF/mmW specifications of WP1 and design building blocks to improve transceivers from partners up to the performance required for the transceiver modules to be integrated in mobile devices, access point, and backhaul. This work package will deliver prototypes to be used in the WP5 prototype integration.
WP4 (Antenna technology for mmW access and backhauling, and EMF exposure) will specify and design low form factor antenna solutions to be integrated in mobile devices, will develop multi-beam antennas for access point, will specify and design directive steerable planar antennas for backhauling, including as a design criteria a minimization of the exposition of EMF inside the small cell environment. This work package will deliver antenna prototypes to be used in the WP5 prototype integration.
WP5 (Integration of analog frontend, implementation of base band algorithms, and prototyping) will provide the prototypes to WP6, including the integration of the analog front end as well as the beamforming algorithms, the wideband low power digital base band processing for mobile devices, and robust ultra wide band signal processing for access point and backhauling. It will implement functions defined in WP2, and provide support to the WP6 demonstration activities.
WP6 (mmW access and backhauling proof of concept for heterogeneous wireless networks) addresses the demonstration of some of the use cases defined in WP1 using the prototypes built in WP5 from the different enabling technologies developed in WP2, WP3 and WP4 in the form of components or algorithms.
It will serve as a proof of concept of the anticipated improvements achieved by using smart mmW radios in small cells and its integrations in a regular 3G/4G mobile networks for providing fast, broad-band mobile access with reduced EMF exposure and improved energy efficiency.
WP7 (Dissemination, standardization, exploitation) receives inputs from all the work packages of the project to disseminate the developed technology. Participation to the 60-GHz small cells standardization processes will be carried out by industrial partners, to broadcast the results on the WP1, WP2, and WP5. Exploitation plans of the project results are developed.
WP8 (Project management) is the work package that deals with the coordination and management issues. Financial issues, IPR issues and risk issues are managed within this work package.
Beyond 2020 Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Access and Backhauling
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