Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: Coding and Communications over Heterogeneous Technologies

Main Objective: COHERENT will deliver fundamental knowledge and a proof-of-concept for network coding as a key enabler of efficient networking for multi-homed devices. By exploiting the multiple, coexisting technologies in the end terminals, e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, UMTS, COHERENT shall focus on developing resource allocation and decision algorithms developed to optimise the use of the multiple available technologies, leveraging advanced coding techniques. Our view is that the optimal trade-off between energy efficiency, quality of service, network resources optimization, and economic costs can only be achieved by fully exploiting synergies amongst heterogeneous wireless networks (HWN) through multi-homing. The existing heterogeneous mobility platform developed by previous projects (PANORAMA and LTE_Mob) between Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) – Aveiro and Portugal Telecom Inovação (PTIN) shall be used for practical evaluation and demonstration of the developed algorithms and methodologies. Conversely, the platform’s functionality will be enhanced with joint coding and resource allocation algorithms
Reference: IT/LA/01074/2011
Funding: IT/LA
Start Date: 01-07-2011
End Date: 01-07-2013
Team: Daniel Enrique Lucani Roetter, Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar, Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento, Fausto José Canhoto de Paiva Vieira, Nuno Alexandre Tavares Coutinho
Groups: Networked Systems – Po, Networked Systems – Po, Network Architectures and Protocols – Av, Networked Systems – Po, Network Architectures and Protocols – Av, Network Architectures and Protocols – Av
Local Coordinator: Daniel Enrique Lucani Roetter
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