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Project: Photonic Technologies to support 5G/60GHz WLANS

Acronym: PhoTech-5G/60GHz
Main Objective: The PhoTech-5G/60GHz project targets future 5G broadband in-building wireless access aiming for very high throughput and system capacity with indoor coverage using mmW bands, while keeping the coexistence with legacy radio access technologies. The concept is based on novel fronthaul transceivers that integrates the two essential technologies, namely wireless and optical. It is the vision of the PhoTech-5G/60GHz project that as most of traffic is already indoor originated / terminated, for 5G radio access to be ubiquitous, efficient, and ultra-high-performance, there is a need to put in-building communications at the core of the future 5G networks and integrate efficiently and seamlessly different radio access technologies and architectures. The 60 GHz wireless band presents several advantages for Gbit/s indoor wireless and will be the focus of the project in conjunction with convergence with passive optical networks (PON) for indoor applications.
PhoTech-5G/60GHz will investigate, design and validate the Mobile Front Haul transceivers in a PON infrastructure in order to accommodate the requirements emanating from a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture.
Reference: UID/EEA/50008/2013
Funding: IT
Start Date: 01-11-2016
End Date: 01-10-2018
Team: Maria do Carmo Raposo de Medeiros, Amaro Fernandes de Sousa, Arnaldo da Silva Rodrigues de Oliveira, Paula Raquel Viegas dos Santos Nunes Laurêncio, Paulo Miguel Nepomuceno Pereira Monteiro
Groups: Optical Networking – Co, Optical Communications Systems – Av, Radio Systems – Av, Applied Mathematics - Av
Partners: IT
Local Coordinator: Maria do Carmo Raposo de Medeiros
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