Presentation on theme: "FP7-ICT-2011-7-288267 sarabandfp7.eu SMART ANTENNA & RADIO FOR ACCESS AND BACKHAUL FOR ADVANCED NETWORK NODES sarabandfp7.eu FP7-ICT-2011-7-288267 PRESENTATION."— Presentation transcript:
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu SMART ANTENNA & RADIO FOR ACCESS AND BACKHAUL FOR ADVANCED NETWORK NODES sarabandfp7.eu FP7-ICT PRESENTATION D1.1.
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu The SARABAND project aims at taking advantage of the Q-band frequency band (40,5 to 43,5 GHz) in a cost effective way to provide higher performing and integrated network nodes for the wireless backhaul of future mobile radio and last mile access for the digital divide by developing smart antennas and front-end radio modules. The use of millimeter waves, particularly at Q-band where 3GHz bandwidth has been regulated by EU, can bring large capacity with high throughputs, fast deployment, with lightweight and discrete equipment Q Band Frequency
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Project Description As mobile operators face increasing density of base stations as well as growing bandwidth requirements, mobile backhaul has become the new challenge. To reduce the digital divide and as a complement to the Fiber to the Home, especially where cost to deploy fiber cannot be justified, it is proposed to deliver capacity to enterprises and households over the last miles at much more reasonable cost. In this context, millimeter wave technology, especially in the Q-band, fits nicely into these new backhaul scenarios and can bring large capacity with high throughputs, fast deployment and discrete equipment. The SARABAND project will focus on the development of low profile high gain and programmable multi-beam Q-band antennas, and on the development of miniaturized radio module based on new substrate, new packaging and interconnection process in Q-band frequency. This approach will enable operators to capitalize on the massive bandwidth available in the EU regulated Q-band (40,5-43,5 GHz) for future wireless backhaul, as well as last mile access to bridge the digital divide in a most cost-efficient, easily deployable and energy efficient way.
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Project Description The SARABAND project will address this issue by creating state of the art, smart, high gain & agile Q-band antennas with miniaturized Q-band radio head inside. To this end, SARABAND will handle the following concepts: The first SARABAND project concept is to leverage the EU regulated Q-band (40,5-43,5 GHz) to help overcome the digital divide for next generation mobile backhaul. The second concept of the SARABAND project is to exploit sub-wavelength Lens and Switched Parasitic Array technologies to design small form factor, programmable, high gain, multi-beam antennas, in order to achieve low cost production and performance "beyond state of the art". The third concept of the SARABAND project is to exploit new packaging and interconnection solutions with the latest process technology to provide Q-band radio head modules with low loss, high power and high reliability at a fraction of the price of any available radio today. The fourth concept of the SARABAND project is to integrate innovative miniaturized steerable antennas with advanced Q-band circuits to produce small, low cost novel network systems with outstanding performance and high-energy efficiency.
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Work Plan
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Work Packages and Leaders WP1Project Coordination and ManagementTCF WP2Network Architecture and System specificationsBLW WP3Q-band Low profile & High Gain AntennaTHALES WP4Smart Q-band Programmable Multi-beam AntennaFraunhofer WP5Q-band Radio Head ModuleTCF WP6System Set-up & TestBLW WP7Integration Platform & Small-scale Field TrialsFIB WP8Dissemination & ExploitationUPVLC
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Objective The main objective of SARABAND Project is, in relation with operators needs and investments trends, the development of a wireless network plateform for a small scale field trial in a campus, incorporating the building blocks developed during the project (Specific smart antennas, front end electronics, network management) associated with a measurement campaign for the evaluation of the service performance
FP7-ICT sarabandfp7.eu Partners Thales Communications & Security SA Bluwan UK Ltd Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales Fraunhofer - High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques Thales Research & Technology Systrel SAS Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Fibernova Systems SL Orteh SP. Z O.O.