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Project: European network on future generation optical wireless communication technologies

Main Objective:
The design of future wireless communication networks that cope with the ever-growing mobile data traffic as well as support varied and sophisticated services and applications in vertical sectors with a low environmental impact is recognized as a major technical challenge that European engineers face today. The COST Action NEWFOCUS will propose truly radical solutions with the potential to impact the design of future wireless networks. Particularly, NEWFOCUS aims to establish optical wireless communications (OWC) as an efficient technology that can satisfy the demanding requirements of backhaul and access network levels in beyond 5G networks. This also includes the use of hybrid links that associate OWC with radiofrequency or wired/fiber-based technologies.

NEWFOCUS will carry out a comprehensive research programme under two major pillars:

1. The development of OWC-based solutions capable of delivering ubiquitous, ultra-high-speed, low-power consumption, highly secure, and low-cost wireless access in diverse application scenarios. The developed solutions will in particular support Internet-of-Things (IoT) for smart environments with applications in vertical sectors.

2. The development of flexible and efficient backhaul/fronthaul OWC links with low latency and compatible with access traffic growth.

Reference: CA 19111
Funding: ESF/COST
Approval Date: 24-03-2020
Start Date: 08-09-2020
End Date: 07-09-2024
Team: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves
Groups: Integrated Circuits – Av
Partners: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves
Local Coordinator: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves

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