Advanced Broadband Wireless Technologies Platform

Advanced Broadband Wireless Technologies Platform

  • Advanced Broadband Wireless Technologies Platform
    ART/001CP
    20060719 - 20071218
    12987

    Dr I Chih-Lin
    The project consists of two phases where the first phase of 9 months has a review milestone of 10% industry contribution as well as other industry supports. After successfully receiving the 10% industry contribution, the project will continue into the second phase of 8 months with the remaining budget and timing. The project deliverables are listed in the following. The project will deliver PHY design as per IEEE 802.16 specification and design requirements and specifications. ‧ PHY Design (Phase I - 4/07) - High Level Design Document - Low Level Design Document ‧ PHY Link-Level Simulation Platform (Phase I - 3/07) - Simulation Platform Documents - PHY Link-Level Simulation ‧ PHY Test Bench Platform (Phase II - 8/07) - PHY Fixed-Point Simulation - Test Plan and Test Report ‧ Verilog RTL Platform Development (Phase II - 12/07) - Verilog Simulation Platform - FPGA/HW Mapping - Synthesizable RTL Codes - Test Plan and Test Report ‧ Advanced Features Design (Phase II - 9/07) - Design Documents - Design Simulations whenever applicable ‧ Two Patent Applications in the areas (Phase I - 4/07) - PHY Innovation - Smart MIMO Design - Or Cross-Layer QoS Design/Mobility Management ‧ Phase 1 ended with 10% industry with 10% industry contribution Phase I (4/07) ‧ Project Final Report (Phase II - 12/07) ‧ Project Demonstration (Phase II - 12/07)
    Altai Technologies Ltd. [Sponsor]

    This project aims to develop platform technology for WiMAX basestations to address first/last mile wireless access as well as broadband wireless mobility. This project intends to accomplish multiple objectives. First is to develop competitive/differentiating platform technologies that improve WiMAX basestation functionality. Second is to establish strong local expertise and technology know-how in the field which is essential for providing turn-key solutions, technology transfers, and customer support. Third is to build the technology foundation and portfolio as well as to create more values and synergies with other ASTRI’s wireless projects. Technology development shall be carried on in phases. To build up the platform, Physical Layer (PHY) algorithms and system simulations shall be conducted. Performance of proposed algorithms will be carefully analyzed and the selected algorithm will be architected for hardware implementation. Basic MAC protocol framework will also be architected and designed for PHY hardware verification. To mitigate the risk, a commercially available WiMAX chip/reference may be utilized to provide comparison and verification. In addition, a number of critical cross-layer algorithms and advanced features will be designed to improve QoS, mobility, and coverage performance. This project, leveraged from other companion projects on the terminal devices and element/network management system, will provide a complete technology portfolio and turn-key/total solutions to Hong Kong, PRD, and GCR industry. It will change the high-tech landscape in Hong Kong in its capability to offer leading technology, core IP, and practical solutions to both benefit local industry and attract foreign corporations to town. Initial industry response has been encouraging with an intended sponsorship for the project. An LOI has been signed with 10% (up to $200,000US) sponsorship by Altai Wireless. More sponsorships or various forms of collaborations are anticipated in the course of this project as the WiMAX market continues to materialize.