workpackages

The goals of this workpackage are:

  • To establish the project management structure and relationships with the EC.
  • To monitor the overall performance of the project and ensure its progress according to the contractual obligations and the quality procedures.
  • To perform technical management actions to address project activities towards the achievement of the expected objectives.
  • To ensure an adequate collaboration between the working teams, to monitor the production of deliverables and the overall quality of the technical work.

This workpackage is led by Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya.

The goals of this workpackage are:

  • Take inputs from the outside world in order to provide reference scenarios and requirements as general inputs to let FREEDOM set up the scope and system characteristics that comply with the reference organisations (e.g. IETF, 3GPP/LTE-A, Femto Forum) so that the offspring of the project is consistent with them.
  • Provide outputs to the external world through presence in standardisation and in relevant forums, dissemination activities and the organisation of a technical workshop.
  • The generation of a business model showing the modification of the market possibilities related with the adoption of the FREEDOM offspring.
  • Define a common framework for:

a) the scenarios to be adopted and shared among the RTD activities;

b) the requirements for the target system,

c) the simulations to be performed on different platforms to let the results be comparable.

  • Define the exploitation routes of the partners, including IPR strategy.

This workpackage is led by SEQUANS.

The goals of this workpackage are:

  • To derive a model for interfering power received at the femto-cells and macro-cell.
  • To investigate human activity impact on channel models in a femto-cell context.
  • To propose algorithms to combat interference, previously identified, by channel sensing methods.
  • To dynamically adjust the radio resources shared by the femto-cells and macro-cell based on a limited exchange of information of some parameters (interference coordination). Under minimal exchange of information, hybrid access schemes will also be investigated for spatial interference avoidance.
  • To exploit (transmitter and receiver) cooperation among nodes when it is possible to exchange the messages to be transmitted or the received signals.
  • To deal with the synchronization issues in terms of time, carrier frequency and carrier phase These issues are responsible of the interference generation (time synchronization), subcarrier allocation and reuse (frequency synchronisation) and feasibility of distributed beamforming from FAP (phase synchronisation).

This workpackage is led by Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya.