Next Generation Mission Critical Communications (ART/224CP)

Next Generation Mission Critical Communications (ART/224CP)

  • Next Generation Mission Critical Communications (ART/224CP)
    ART/224CP
    Platform
    15 / 02 / 2017 - 14 / 02 / 2019
    14,748

    Dr Elaine Jihui ZHANG

    Next generation mission critical communications technologies - TDD and FDD, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz and 20MHz - Mobile cell self-configuration, including node discovery for mobile cells, automatic channel sensing and selection, run-time measurements for self-configuration and interworking on variety of sync sources - LTE based B-TrunC BS, which support private network Trunking system based on CCSA B-TrunC specification - LTE D2D side-link physical layer, which support device to device direct communications based on LTE 3GPP Rel.13 - Self-contained BS for public safety, with EPC integrated in C-RAN architecture with OpenStack control, and layer optimization to reduce latency Next generation mission critical mobile cell and terminal reference design including - Link level simulation platform for LTE D2D physical layer - Commercial grade mobile cell reference design on commercially available SoC device Contract Service deliverables for Elta - Integration and complete test infrastructure to verify and validate functional requirements. Notes: TDD: Time Division Duplex FDD: Frequency Division Duplex D2D: Multiple Input Multiple Output L1: Layer 1 BS: Base Station SoC: System on Chip 3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project CRAN: centralized RAN; VM: Virtual Machine; EPC: Evolved Packet Core CCSA:中国通信标准化协会 B-TrunC: Broadband Trunking Communication(B-TrunC)Next generation mission critical communications technologies - TDD and FDD, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz and 20MHz - Mobile cell self-configuration, including node discovery for mobile cells, automatic channel sensing and selection, run-time measurements for self-configuration and interworking on variety of sync sources - LTE based B-TrunC BS, which support private network Trunking system based on CCSA B-TrunC specification - LTE D2D side-link physical layer, which support device to device direct communications based on LTE 3GPP Rel.13 - Self-contained BS for public safety, with EPC integrated in C-RAN architecture with OpenStack control, and layer optimization to reduce latency Next generation mission critical mobile cell and terminal reference design including - Link level simulation platform for LTE D2D physical layer - Commercial grade mobile cell reference design on commercially available SoC device Contract Service deliverables for Elta - Integration and complete test infrastructure to verify and validate functional requirements. Notes: TDD: Time Division Duplex FDD: Frequency Division Duplex D2D: Multiple Input Multiple Output L1: Layer 1 BS: Base Station SoC: System on Chip 3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project CRAN: centralized RAN; VM: Virtual Machine; EPC: Evolved Packet Core CCSA:中国通信标准化协会 B-TrunC: Broadband Trunking Communication(B-TrunC)


    Mission critical system is a system whose failure may result in the failure of some goal-directed activities. Next Generation Mission critical communications systems are therefore designed to enable communications infrastructure with ultra-high reliable and ultra-low latency broadband traffic delivery. Such communication systems are expected to be applicable in many future applications such as industrial control, transportation, health care, disaster rescue, and common commerce. Among the emerging applications, there is a strong demand in public safety in private networks. To support ASTRI’s technology evolution while leveraging our expertise in LTE small cells and terminals, ASTRI plans to develop next generation mission critical communications mobile cells and terminal reference design, which integrate new system blocks with new Baseband design and Protocol stack algorithms to support a set of new features. These features include (a.) Mobile cell self-configuration, which enable the discovery of neighboring mobile cells and runtime synchronization to whatever sync sources with high reliability; (b.) LTE based B-TrunC BS, where one-to-many low latency broadband communication is enabled in eNB, following CCSA B-TrunC (broadband trunking communicaiton) specification. (c.)D2D (Device to Device) Sidelink Physical Layer, where the LTE 3GPP Rel.13 D2D sidelink physical layer is designed and implemented to support device to device direct communications, which can avoid the latency through core network, saving bandwidth when two devices are nearby and allowing communications when there is no infrastructure support. This is of particular importance in times of disaster. (d.) Self-contained BS (base station) for public safety, where EPC (Evolved Packet Core, i.e., core network) and eNB (Evolved NodeB, i.e., base station) are integrated on CRAN platform with OpenStack virtual machine control to support a One-Box standalone mobile access solution. Layered optimization will be performed to achieve ultra-low end-to-end latency. The deliverables include L1 (Layer 1) link level simulation platform for LTE D2D sidelink, a commercial grade mobile cell reference design on commercially available SoC devices, and a complete test infrastructure to validate 3GPP and private network requirements. A number of companies have shown strong interests in collaborating with ASTRI and adopting our technologies to be developed from this project. Initially engaged customers include a private network infrastructure vendor (Elta). Other vendors, such as Sunnada and HBFEC and other SoC providers (NXP Freescale and Intel) have approached us for potential technology licensing from this project.