Next generation V2X base station and terminal technologies including: (i) V2X control signaling and multicasting - Support downlink (DL) transmission of System Information Block Type 21 (SIB21) carrying V2X resource pool configurations - Support multiple semi-persistent scheduling for uplink (SPS-UL) - Support multicasting for V2X messages (ii) BS sidelink control signaling - Support DL transmission of Downlink Control Information (DCI) Format 5A for sidelink scheduling configuration - Support semi-persistent scheduling for sidelink (SPS-SL) (iii) Sidelink physical layer - Based on LTE Rel. 14 PC5 interface specifications - Support Primary and Secondary Sidelink Synchronization Signal (PSSS and SSSS) - Support Physical Sidelink Broadcast Channel (PSBCH) - Support Physical Sidelink Control Channel (PSCCH )and Physical Sidelink Shared Channel (PSSCH) (iv) Sidelink autonomous scheduling - Support nearby-user signal strength measurements - Support channel utility prediction Next generation V2X base station and terminal reference design including - Link level simulation platform for sidelink physical layer - Configurable V2X base station reference design on commercially available SoC device - Configurable V2X terminal reference design on commercially available FPGA device - Integration and complete test infrastructure to verify and validate functional requirements
Fujian Sunnada Network Technology Co. Ltd.
Guangzhou Shiju Network Technology Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong Shiju Network Technology Co. Ltd.
Vehicle to Everything (V2X), including Vehicle to Vehicle, Vehicle to Pedestrian, Vehicle to Infrastructure and Vehicle to Network, communication has drawn increasing attention as an enabling technology for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and the foundation towards 5G’s Ultra-Reliable-Low-Latency (URLLC) applications. Meanwhile, by delivering a high reliable and low-latency service, V2X can be applied to the rapid growing market of mission critical communications. To support ASTRI’s technology evolution, ASTRI plans to develop standard-compliant V2X Base Station (BS) and User Terminal (UE) reference design based on commercial SoC platforms, supporting : (i) V2X control signaling and multicasting (ii) BS sidelink control signaling (iii) Sidelink physical layer (iv) Sidelink autonomous scheduling The V2X features to be developed from this project can be applied to enable ITS and contribute to smart city development of Hong Kong. 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 network infrastructure manufacturers, i.e., Guangzhou Shiju and Fujian Sunnada which is also a terminal vendor. Many other companies such as HBFEC and Hong Kong Telecom have also been in contact with ASTRI for possible technology transfer and collaboration through this project.