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  • Public Deliverable D4.2 – Final results for the flexible 5G air interface multi-node/multi-antenna solution

    Beatriz Soret (Nokia), Gilberto Berardinelli, Elisabeth de Carvalho, Thomas Jacobsen, Nurul H. Mahmood, Nuno K. Pratas (AAU), Antonio De Domenico, Ioan-Sorin Comsa, Dimitri Kténas (CEA-Leti), David Gregoratti, Pol Henarejos, Xavier Mestre, Monica Navarro (CTTC), Martin Kurras, Miruna Raceala-Motoc, Lars Thiele, Dennis Wieruch (HHI), Samer Bazzi, Ronald Boehnke, Malte Schellmann, Qi Wang (HWDU), Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Honglei Miao, Yang Yang (Intel), Yejian Chen, Klaus Pedersen, Stephan Saur, Rakash SivaSiva Ganesan, Wolfgang Zirwas, Mark Doll, Bozo Cesar (Nokia), Stefan Cerovic, Antonia Masucci, Abdulaziz Mohamad, Wassim Tabikh, Julie Yuan (Orange), Guillaume Vivier (Sequans), Mohammed Al-Imari, Belkacem Mouhouche, Yue Wang, Louis Christodoulou (SEUK), Charbel Abdel Nour, Catherine Douillard (Telecom Bretagne), Yalei Ji, Carsten Bockelmann, Armin Dekorsy (Univ of Bremen), Evangelos Argoudelis, Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis, Aikaterini Demesticha, Panagiotis Demestichas, Vassilios Foteinos, Marinos Galiatsatos, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Evangelos Kosmatos, Yiouli Kritikou, Aristotelis Margaris, Afrodite Papadaki, George Paitaris, Athena Ropodi, Vera Stavroulaki, Kostas Tsagkaris, Evangelia Tzifa, Voula Vassaki (WINGS)

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    The Fifth Generation (5G) of cellular communications will support a plethora of services, devices and mobility patterns. The driving force behind 5G is the five core services considered in Fantastic-5G, namely:
    - Mobile BroadBand (MBB)
    - Massive Machine Communications (MMC)
    - Mission Critical Communications (MCC)
    - Broadcast/Multicast Services (BMS)
    - Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (V2X)
    A substantial degree of innovation is required to accomplish a common air interface capable of supporting the heterogeneous needs of these core services. To that end, in this document we describe the final results and innovations obtained in Work Package 4 in three major areas: (i) “Context Information and Radio Resource Management”; (ii) Advanced Connectivity Options; and (iii) Spectral Efficiency boosters. The proposed features within these three areas forms the projects network design proposal for a multi-service capable air interface design.

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  • Deliverable D3.2 – Final report on the holistic link solution adaptation

    Hao Lin, Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy, Marc Lanoiselee (ORG), Mohammed Al-Imari, Shangbin Wu (SEUK), Wolfgang Zirwas, Jaakko Vihriälä (NOK), Malte Schellmann, Xitao Gong, Onurcan Iscan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Qin Long, Zhao Zhao, Qi Wang, Wen Xu (HWDU), Evangelos Kosmatos, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis, Voula Vassaki, Afrodite Papadaki, Yiouli Kritikou, Panagiotis Demestichas, Marinos Galiatsatos, Evangelos Argoudelis, Aristotelis Margaris, George Paitaris, Athena Ropodi, Vassilios Foteinos, Kostas Tsagkaris, Evangelia Tzifa, Aikaterini Demesticha, Vera Stavroulaki (WINGS), Rana Ahmed, Robert Fetscher, Gerhard Schreiber, Mark Doll, Thorsten Wild, Frank Schaich (ALUD), Màrius Caus, Mònica Navarro (CTTC), Honglei Miao, Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Yang Yang (Intel), Catherine Douillard, Charbel Abdel Nour (TB), Gilberto Berardinelli (AAU), Johannes Dommel (HHI), Dimitri Ktenas, Nicolas Cassiau, Jean-Baptiste Doré (CEA)

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    The FANTASTIC-5G project advocates a single air interface for 5G, which is flexible, versatile, scalable and efficient in order to address the requirements of the IMT 2020. The flexibility featured by the FANTASTIC-5G air interface allows the support of a multitude of services and applications with diverse requirements, and shall be ready to provide solutions for future use cases not yet foreseen. This document reports on the recent outcomes of the research on link design, which are presented in a concise form, including a summary of the research motivation, the final outcomes and topic conclusions. The involved topics include the signal design as well as the framework of frame and physical layer procedure design, which provides a quite complete concept of a holistic physical layer air-interface design for future 5G system.

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  • Deliverable D2.1 – Air interface framework and specification of system level simulations

    Kostas Tsagkaris, Panagiotis Demestichas, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Evangelos Kosmatos, Vassilis Foteinos, Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis, Aikaterini Demesticha, Evaggelia Tzifa, Vera Stavroulaki, Serafim Kotrotsos, Vassaki Stavroula, Kritikou Panagioula, Pilichos Dimitrios, Ropodi Athina (WINGS), Gennaro Boggia, Giuseppe Piro, Alessandro Grassi (POLIBA), Marco Caretti (TI), Dinh Thuy Phan Huy, Hao Lin, Berna Sayrac, Nadège Varsier, Salaheddine Elayoubi (Orange), Juha Karjalainen, Klaus Pedersen (NOK), Martin Schubert, Malte Schellmann (HWDU), Monica Navarro, Carles Antón-Haro, Musbah Shaat (CTTC), Guillaume Vivier (SEQ), Frank Schaich, Thorsten Wild (ALUD), Nurul Huda Mahmood, Petar Popovski (AAU) , Carsten Bockelmann, Belkacem Mouhouche, Mohammed Al-Imari (SEUK), Antonio De Domenico (CEA)

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    This deliverable defines the use cases, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and corresponding requirements, in order to provide guidelines and references for all Work Packages within the framework of FANTASTIC-5G. Furthermore, the functional building blocks of the anticipated 5G air interface are analyzed. Finally, the implementation of the project’s two system-level simulators is described. This includes the calibration of the simulators, as well as the selection of parameters and models.

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  • Public Deliverable D4.1 – Technical Results for Service Specific Multi-Node/Multi-Antenna Solutions

    Nuno K. Pratas and Nurul H. Mahmood (Aalborg University)

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    The Fifth Generation (5G) of cellular communications will support a plethora of services, devices and mobility patterns. The driving force behind 5G is the five core services considered in Fantastic-5G, namely: | - Mobile BroadBand (MBB) - Massive Machine Communications (MMC) - Mission Critical Communications (MCC) - Broadcast/Multicast Services (BMS) - Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (V2X) | A substantial degree of innovation is required to accomplish a common air interface capable of supporting the heterogeneous needs of these core services. To that end, we describe the intermediate results and innovations obtained in Work Package 4 in three major areas: (i) “Context Information and Radio Resource Management”; (ii) Advanced Connectivity Options; and (iii) Spectral Efficiency boosters. The proposed features within these three areas form the projects’ network design proposal for a multi-service capable air interface design.

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  • Deliverable D5.1 – Identification of the PoC scenarios

    Musbah Shaat (CTTC), Pol Henarejos (CTTC), Amer Baghdadi (TB), Charbel Abdel Nour (TB), Jeremy Nadal (TB), Johannes Koppenborg (NOKIA), Jean-Baptiste Doré (CEA), Dimitri Kténas (CEA), Xavier Popon (CEA), Qi Wang (HWDU), Thomas Wirth (Fraunhofer HHI), Johannes Dommel (Fraunhofer HHI)

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    The proof-of-concepts (PoC) in FANTASTIC-5G target to implement key technical components developed within the project. The demonstration aims at validating the feasibility and the superiority of the different components of the foreseen 5G air interface. For this activity, several platforms are being developed in FANTASTIC-5G. The planned demonstrations are categorized into three main categories: post-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform prototyping, coexistence aspects evaluation and broadcast and multicast software defined radio-based PoC. This deliverable aims at identifying PoC scenarios envisaged in the project. As a consequence, it will provide the necessary information on the approved scenarios and selected techniques. Additionally, it provides a description of the available/to be developed software and hardware platforms.

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  • Deliverable D3.1 – Preliminary results for multi-service support in link solution adaptation

    Frank Schaich, Thorsten Wild, Rana Ahmed, Yejian Chen (ALU), Nicolas Cassiau, Jean-Baptiste Doré, Dimitri Kténas (CEA), Mònica Navarro, Màrius Caus, Pau Closas (CTTC), Johannes Dommel, Sameh Eldessoki and Lars Thiele (Fraunhofer HHI), Xitao Gong, Malte Schellmann, Onurcan Iscan (HWDU), Honglei Miao, Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Yang Yang (Intel), Jaakko Vihriälä, Juha Karjalainen (NOKIA), Hao Lin, Dinh-Thuy Phan Huy (ORG), Catherine Douillard, Charbel Abdel Nour (TB), Guillaume Vivier, Serdar Sezginer (SEQ), Mohammed Al-Imari, Belkacem Mouhouche, Shangbin Wu (SEUK), Kostas Tsagkaris, Panagiotis Demestichas, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Evangelos Kosmatos, Vassilis Foteinos, Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis, Aikaterini Demesticha, Evaggelia Tzifa, Vera Stavroulaki, Serafim Kotrotsos, Vassaki Stavroula, Kritikou Panagioula, Pilichos Dimitrios, Ropodi Athina, Evangelos Argoudelis (WINGS)

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    FANTASTIC-5G advocates a single air interface for 5G, which is flexible, versatile, and scalable in order to address the requirements of the beyond 2020 era. The flexibility of FANTASTIC-5G air interface allows the support of a multitude of foreseen and unforeseen services/applications with diverse requirements, such as Mobile Broadband (MBB), Massive Machine Communications (MMC), Mission Critical Communications (MCC), Broadcast/Multicast Communications (BMS) and Vehicular to anything communications (V2X). The scope of this Work Package is the link design which focuses on the PHY and MAC layer research. The objective is to provide a holistic link solution that can be flexibly adapted to five core services (MBB, MMC, MCC, BMS and V2X). This flexible adaptation to different services works under the assumption that the air interface has knowledge on the service type of each data flow, paving the way for efficient cross layer optimization. The main focus of this WP is on the technical aspects that are tightly related to future 5G standardization, rather than a general algorithmic investigation. This document represents the first deliverable on the link design research in the FANTASTIC-5G project, which presents the project’s preliminary technical research results on the link solutions for a service-specific air interface design. In this document, we first describe service-specific baseline solutions for the five core services based on 3GPP latest releases with some not-yet-standardized but straightforward enhancements. After recalling the primary challenges for those services, we provide preliminary results on the service-specific solutions, which will in the succeeding steps be harmonized towards a holistic air interface design embracing the five core services.

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  • FANTASTIC-5G Factsheet

    Alcatel-Lucent AG, Orange SA, Aalborg University, CEA-LETI, CTTC, Fraunhofer HHI, Huawei ERC, Intel Deutschland GmbH, Nokia, Politecnico di Bari, Samsung Electronics UK, Sequans Communications, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom Bretagne, Telecom Italia S.p.A., University of Bremen, WINGS ICT Solutions

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    FANTASTIC-5G objectives are: 1. to develop a flexible and scalable multi-service air interface 2. with ubiquitous coverage and high capacity where and when needed 3. being highly efficient in terms of energy and resource consumption 4. being future proof and allowing for sustainable delivery of wireless services far beyond 2020. 5. To evaluate and validate the developed concepts 6. and build up consensus on reasonable options for the standardization of 5G. The project deals exclusively with lower carrier frequencies (< 6 GHz).

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  • FANTASTIC-5G: 5G-PPP Project on 5G Air Interface Below 6 GHz

    Frank Schaich , Berna Sayrac, Martin Schubert, Hao Lin, Klaus Pedersen, Musbah Shaat, Gerhard Wunder, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG, Orange Labs, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Nokia Networks Denmark A/S, CTTC, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut, WINGS ICT Solutions

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    5G will have to cope with a high degree of heterogeneity in terms of services, device classes, deployment types, environments and mobility levels. Consequently, diverse and often contradicting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) need to be supported, such as high capacity/user-rates, low latency, high reliability, ubiquitous coverage, high mobility, massive number of devices and low cost/energy consumption. 4G is not designed to meet such a high degree of heterogeneity efficiently. Moreover, having multiple radio access technologies for multi-service support below 6GHz will be too costly. FANTASTIC-5G is a European project which will develop a new multi-service Air Interface (AI) for below 6 GHz through a modular design. To allow the system to adapt to the anticipated heterogeneity, the pursued properties are: flexibility, scalability, versatility, efficiency and future-proofness. To this end, the project will develop the technical AI components and integrate them into an overall AI framework where adaptation to the above described sources of heterogeneity will be accomplished. The work will also comprise intense validation and system level simulations. The consortium possesses the main stakeholders for innovation and impacting standardization, maintaining Europe at the forefront.

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