Projects

TITLE: Cloud Robotics and factories Of The FuTure (CROFT)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Generalitat Valenciana
START DATE: 01/01/2020 END DATE: 30/12/2022
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
WEB: http://vlc-croft5g.com/
DESCRIPTION: This project addresses the research required for the development of mobile robotics in the cloud based on 5th generation mobile networks for the future IoT revolution. Low latency, high capacity demands, and a large number of mobile wireless entities connected to the Internet will require a continuous Ultra Dense Network (UDN) that is likely to use mmW bands to support future factory wireless connectivity. The connection network must be multi-hop, with connectivity nodes moving throughout the factory, even with drones, to ensure line of sight conditions for successful mmW communication. The nodes can cooperate in the transmission/ reception of data in a centralized or distributed way. In addition, the design of the protocol, mainly speaking of the PHY and MAC procedures, will guarantee the minimum battery consumption of the communicating machines. The objective of the project is to research and optimize the operation of RAN architectures for 5G standards beyond NR phase 2, and to design reliable and realistic PHY and MAC procedures adapted to this new communication model composed of mesh networks and mobile nodes. The ultimate goal is to achieve an improvement in the latency, reliability, and capacity of the large number of robots, drones, droids and humans that will work together in the factory of the future. In this context, the new communication paradigm of mmW and continuous UDNs together with the use of multihop cellular communications play a transversal role. During the project, the performance of the systems will be evaluated, simulations, RF measurements, and experiments with a large number of devices will be performed to validate the design principles used. For this purpose, the VLC-CAMPUS-5G will be exploited. In addition, this project aims to attract the talent of women to the new job opportunities that 5G will generate. This project has been funded by the Prometeo 2020 grant from the Generalitat Valenciana to carry out R & D & I projects for research groups of excellence. consumption of the communicating machines.
TITLE: 5G for Connected and Automated Road Mobility in the European union (5G-RECORDS)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Comisión Europea
START DATE: October 2020 END DATE: March 2023
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: www.5g-records.eu
DESCRIPTION: 5G-RECORDS aims to explore the opportunities which new 5G technology components – these include the core network (5GC), radio access network (RAN) and end devices – bring to the professional production of audiovisual content. The project targets the development, integration, validation and demonstration of 5G components for professional content production, as part of an overall ecosystem integrating a subset of 5G network functions. The project aims to use of 5G non-public networks (NPNs) as a way to bring these new 5G components to emerging markets and new market actors, while also addressing recent emerging remote and distributed production workflows where cloud technologies cooperate with 5G. 5G-RECORDS has considered 3 use cases to embrace some of the most challenging scenarios in the framework of professional content production: live audio production, a multi-camera wireless studio and live immersive media production. iTEAM is the coordinator of the project. This project has been H2020.
TITLE: FUlly DisinteGrated private nEtworks for 5G verticals (FUDGE-5G)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Generalitat Valenciana
START DATE: September 2020 END DATE: February 2023
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: https://fudge-5g.eu/en
DESCRIPTION: FUDGE-5G will make a leap forward in realizing the notion of cloud-native 5G private networks by developing a further enhanced ServiceBased Architecture (eSBA) for both control plane and user plane with “decomposed” players of the ecosystem divided into: New Radio (NR) access network infrastructure provider, eSBA platform provider, mobile 5G Core (5GC) provider, vertical application orchestration provider and vertical service provider. The forward-looking FUDGE-5G architecture will also feature “allEthernet” 5GLAN (Local Area Network), 5G-TSN (Time- Sensitive Networking), 5G-Multicast and intelligent vertical application orchestration features. The proposed framework enables highly customized cloud-native deployment of private 5G networks. FUDGE-5G will accelerate the (inevitable) shift to a fully software-based 5G core network by offering a disintegrated environment where components, both in control and user plane, can be deployed anywhere as micro-services (i.e., edge, on premises and cloud),being agnostic to the underlying infrastructure. This softwarization exposing 5G NR HW to third parties will enable the usage of off-the-shelf commodity HW to deliver additional cost savings, faster deployments and ultimately greater adoption for private networks. iTEAM is the coordinator of the project, and the leader of the media use case.
TITLE: Integrated Telematics for Next Generation 5G Vehicular Communications (ITN-5VC)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commision
START DATE: 2020 END DATE: 2024
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: José F. Monserrat del Río
WEB: https://itn5vc.eu/
DESCRIPTION: ITN-5VC aims to investigate how multi-band multi-antenna communications, including mmWave, could be integrated together with radar heads and other wireless sensors into the same telematics unit, so that transmission chains and radiation systems were reused using the same spectrum in an opportunistic manner. This idea has important implications in the design of the vehicle and its communications that will also be addressed in the project. With this premise, the project aims to investigate the future C-V2X systems based on 5G NR and how to integrate them with autonomous driving sensor systems.
TITLE: Next-GENeration IoT sOlutions for the Universal Supply chain
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commision
START DATE: October 2020 END DATE: March 2023
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: https://ingenious-iot.eu/web/
DESCRIPTION: iNGENIOUS will exploit some of the most innovative and emerging technologies in line with the standardised trend, contributing to the Next-Generation IoT and proposing technical and business enablers to build a complete platform for supply chain management. iNGENIOUS embraces the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) vision for empowering smart manufacturing and smart mobility verticals. The iNGENIOUS network layer brings new smart 5G-based IoT functionalities, federated Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) nodes and smart orchestration, needed for enabling the projected real-time capable use cases of the supply chain. Security and data management are fully recognized as important features in the project. iNGENIOUS will create a holistic security architecture for next-generation IoT built on neuromorphic sensors with security governed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and tilebased hardware architectures based on security by design and isolation by default. In the application layer, iNGENIOUS new AI mechanisms will allow more precise predictions than conventional systems. Project outcomes will be validated into 4 large-scale Proof of Concept demonstration, covering 1 factory, 2 ports, and 1 ship, encompassing 6 uses cases. iTEAM is the coordinator of the project, and the leader of the media use case.
TITLE: ROBOTICA EN LA NUBE Y EL IMPACTO DE LAS REDES 5G EN LA FABRICA DEL FUTURO (CRIN-5G)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Agencia Estatal de Investigación
START DATE: 2019 END DATE: 2021
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: José F. Monserrat del Río
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TITLE: SmarT mObility, media and e-health for toURists and citizenS (5G-TOURS)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Comisión Europea
START DATE: 01/06/2019
END DATE: 31/05/2022 (esperada)
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: http://5gtours.eu/
DESCRIPTION: 5G-TOURS will deploy full end-to-end trials to bring 5G to real users for thirteen representative use cases. The project will provide efficient and reliable close-to-commercial services for tourists, citizens and patients in three different types of cities: (i) Rennes, the safe city where e-health use cases will be demonstrated; (ii) Turin, the touristic city focused on media and broadcast use cases; and (iii) Athens, the mobility-efficient city that brings 5G to users in motion as well as to transport-related service providers. These services will not only improve the quality of life for citizens and tourists, but also represent an important business opportunity as they address industry segments accounting for more than 50% of the estimated revenues generated by verticals.
TITLE: 5G bROadcast Software defined radio Experiment (5G-ROSE)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Comisión Europea
START DATE: December 2019
END DATE: May 2020
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: https://www.orca-project.eu/open-calls/3rd-open-call-for-experiments/
DESCRIPTION: The 5G-ROSE project worked towards the transmission of 5G broadcast services over SFN virtualized networks, using opensource software. The project is very well aligned with the current trends in the world of 5G. On one side, the virtualisation of the 5G infrastructure, both core and RAN (Radio Access Network), allowing for different deployment architectures with maximum flexibility and scalability. On the other side, the adoption of so-called LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast mode, which is currently under standardization in 3GPP Release-16, and that will meet the requirements of broadcasters for the distribution of media content in 5G. 5G-ROSE has made use of the virtualised IRIS testbed at Trinity College Dublin. The project has used and contributed to the open source SDR LTE software suite srsLTE, offered by Software Radio Systems. The 5G-ROSE project consisted of three clearly differentiated, but related, broadcast experiments over a virtualised SDR (Software Defined Radio) access infrastructure. The first experiment was the development and testing of the first virtualized Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) transmission. The second experiment dealt with the introduction of 5G physical layer Release (Rel)-16 specific components. The third part was about the combination of both unicast and broadcast transmissions by means of network slicing.
TITLE: SmarT mObility, media and e-health for toURists and citizenS (5G-TOURS)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/06/2019
END DATE: 31/05/2022 (expected)
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: http://5gtours.eu/
DESCRIPTION: 5G-TOURS will deploy full end-to-end trials to bring 5G to real users for thirteen representative use cases. The project will provide efficient and reliable close-to-commercial services for tourists, citizens and patients in three different types of cities: (i) Rennes, the safe city where e-health use cases will be demonstrated; (ii) Turin, the touristic city focused on media and broadcast use cases; and (iii) Athens, the mobility-efficient city that brings 5G to users in motion as well as to transport-related service providers. These services will not only improve the quality of life for citizens and tourists, but also represent an important business opportunity as they address industry segments accounting for more than 50% of the estimated revenues generated by verticals.
TITLE: 5G for SMART manufacturing (5G-SMART)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/06/2019
END DATE: 31/05/2022 (expected)
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Jose F. Monserrat del Río
WEB: https://5gsmart.eu/
DESCRIPTION: Today smart manufacturing sector is undergoing a digital transformation addressing the challenge of reducing manual processes and increase efficiency. 5G is foreseen as key enabler for the future manufacturing ecosystem termed Industry 4.0. 5G-SMART unlocks the value of 5G for smart manufacturing through demonstrating, validating and evaluating its potential in real manufacturing environments. 5G-SMART trials will test the most advanced 5G integrated manufacturing applications such as digital twin, industrial robotics and machine vision based remote operations. 5G-SMART will undertake the first ever evaluation of ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC), channel measurements and co-existence between public and private industrial networks in real manufacturing environments easing the integration of 5G. The new 5G features, developed in 5G-SMART such as time synchronisation and positioning for manufacturing use cases represent a technological leap.
To further accelerate take-up of 5G in the manufacturing ecosystem, 5G-SMART will explore the roles of mobile network operators and new business models.  5G-SMART will result in development of future 5G standards for the manufacturing sector complemented by new 5G enabled manufacturing products and solutions. 5G-SMART open days will directly address small and medium enterprises making 5G-SMART technology accessible to them.  5G-SMART lead by Ericsson brings together a strong consortium of partners involved in every aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem.
TITLE: 5G for Connected and Automated Road Mobility in the European UnioN (5G-CARMEN)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/11/2018 (expected)
END DATE: 31/10/2021 (expected)
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Jose F. Monserrat del Río
WEB:https://www.5gcarmen.eu/
DESCRIPTION: 5G-CARMEN targets to improve the quality of life of citizens on the move, offering efficient and high mobility: a goal that has already been set by the EC. In this direction, the project supports the transformation of the automotive industry about the integration of vehicles on highways and urban environments, and how European citizens will use them in the near future.
TITLE: mmWave Communications in the Built Environments (WaveComBE)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/10/2017
END DATE: 30/09/2021
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
WEB: https://wavecombe.eu/
DESCRIPTION: 5G-CARMEN targets to improve the quality of life of citizens on the move, offering efficient and high mobility: a goal that has already been set by the EC. In this direction, the project supports the transformation of the automotive industry about the integration of vehicles on highways and urban environments, and how European citizens will use them in the near future.
TITLE: ElectroMagnetic prObe for early Tumour dEtection (EMOTE)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: The Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe and Universitat Politècnica de València
START DATE: 01/12/2017
END DATE: 30/11/2018
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
DESCRIPTION: The general objective of the project is to develop a new system for detecting colorectal, urological and gynaecological cancer by measuring in vivo the electromagnetic properties of healthy and cancerous tissues. This system will be based on the difference in permittivity and conductivity values of healthy and tumour tissues.
TITLE: Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth- Generation of Wireless Systems (5G-Xcast)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/06/2017
END DATE: 31/05/2019
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
WEB: https://5g-xcast.eu/
DESCRIPTION: It is a new project of the 5GPPP’s second phase and involves researchers from Spain, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland, being coordinated by the MCG of the hand of Dr. David Gómez Barquero. The 5G-Xcast is a twoyears’ project, that started in June 2017 and is funded with a budget of around 8 million euros. The main objective of the project is to design the point-to-point multicast and broadcast components of the 5G.
TITLE: Early stage colon tumour diagnosis by electromagneticf reflection (STuDER)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: The Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe and Universitat Politècnica de València
START DATE: 20/10/2016
END DATE: 19/10/2017
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
DESCRIPTION: This is a joint collaborative project with Hospital La Fe, jointly funded by both public institutions. This project is devoted to the investigation of the potential applications for early stage colon tumour detection and diagnosis based on the different electromagnetic properties of healthy and malignant colon tissues. The first trials of the project took place during Spring 2017.
TITLE: Mobile network analytics for apps performance design
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/06/2016
END DATE: 31/12/2018
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Jose F. Monserrat del Río
TITLE: Wireless In-Body Environment (WIBEC)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/01/2016
END DATE: 31/12/2019
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
WEB: https://www.ntnu.edu/wibec
DESCRIPTION: This project is an Innovative Training Network that aims to train excellent researchers in the field of wireless communications inside the body. In particular, the two main application areas are Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) and pacemakers. WIBEC project will have a duration of 4 years during which 16 researchers will be trained in 8 European institutions, among them. WIBEC consortium is coordinated by Oslo University Hospital from Norway and is composed of 3 universities (Norges Tekninsk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norway; Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain; and Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); 3 companies (Sorin CRM, France; Ovesco AG, Germany; and ValoTec, France); and 2 university hospitals (Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Spain; and Oslo University Hospital, Norway).
TITLE: Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society-II (METIS-II)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: European Commission
START DATE: 01/07/2015
END DATE: 30/06/2017
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Jose F. Monserrat del Río
WEB: https://5g-ppp.eu/metis-ii/
DESCRIPTION: METIS-II is a project with 23 partners cofunded in the European H2020 research programme with a budget of 8 M€. Ericsson is the project coordinator and Nokia Networks is the technical coordinator. Further partners are Alcatel Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, iDate, Intel, ITRI, Janmedia Interactive, KTH, NTT DOCOMO, NYU, Orange, Samsung, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, University of Kaiserslautern, Universitat Politècnica de València and WINLAB. The main objective of METIS-II is the development of the necessary means to integrate the new technology, as well as the evolution of the already existing ones, in an efficient, scalable and versatile 5G radio system design.
TITLE: Tecnologias de radiodifusion digital extra-terrestres (E.T. Broadcast)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
START DATE: 01/01/2015
END DATE: 31/12/2017
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
DESCRIPTION: The main scientific objective of the E.T.Broadcast project is to investigate and validate new technological solutions for the next generation of standards of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), which intend to redefine the DTT of the future allowing the efficient transmission of ultra-high definition (UHD) fixed services and high definition mobile services (HD) to mobile devices, especially tablets, using much less spectrum.
TITLE: Desarrollo de arquitecturas y tecnologías futuras hacia la red 5G (DEFINE-5G)
FUNDING INSTITUTION: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
START DATE: 01/01/2015
END DATE: 31/12/2017
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Narcís Cardona Marcet
DESCRIPTION: This project deals with the integration of mmW and small-cells into current and future wireless communication systems. The proposal is to research on some particular aspects related to the integration in V2X communications.
TITLE: Multiple Antenna Schemes for LDM
FUNDING INSTITUTION: ETRI
START DATE: 13/09/2016
END DATE: 12/09/2018
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: David Gómez Barquero
DESCRIPTION: This project is a collaboration with the Electronics and Communications Research Institute (ETRI) from Korea in the disruptive non-orthogonal multiplexing mode, known as Layered Division Multiplexing (LDM), adopted on the new U.S. DTT standard, ATSC 3.0.