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5G-PICTURE

Programmierbare 5G-Infrastruktur, die nachgeordnete und verteilte Ressourcen konvergiert

Zielstellung

The explosive growth of mobile internet traffic introduces the need to transform traditional closed, static and inelastic network infrastructures into open, scalable and elastic ecosystems supporting new types of connectivity, high mobility and new mission-critical services for operators, vendors and vertical industries. 5G-PICTURE will develop and demonstrate a converged fronthaul and backhaul infrastructure integrating advanced wireless and novel optical network solutions. Τo address the limitations of the current D-RAN and C-RAN approaches, 5G-PICTURE will exploit flexible functional splits that can be dynamically selected, to optimise resource and energy efficiency. This results in a paradigm shift, from RAN and C-RAN to ʽDis-Aggregated RANʼ (DA-RAN). DA-RAN is a novel concept where HW and SW components are disaggregated across the wireless, optical and compute/storage domains. ʽResource disaggregationʼ allows decoupling these components, creating a common “pool of resources” that can be independently selected and allocated on demand to compose any infrastructure service. Key enablers for DA-RAN are: 1) network ʽsoftwarisationʼ, migrating from the conventional closed networking model to an open reference platform, supported through 2) HW programmability, where HW is configured directly by network functions, to provide the required performance. This will enable provisioning of any service by flexibly mixing-and-matching network, compute and storage resources without sacrificing performance and efficiency as is the case in today’s NFV-based solutions.

 

To validate these capabilities, 5G-PICTURE will demonstrate converged fronthaul and backhaul services in:

  • a smart city environment
  • a 5G railway experimental testbed showcasing seamless service provisioning and mobility management in high-speed moving environments, and
  • a stadium with ultra-high user density, supporting media services.

Beitrag des IHP

IHP contributes to the development of a flexible software-defined mmWave FPGA-based HW. The HW is based on the existing OFDM BB processor for 60 GHz and the HW P2P MAC processor, integrated with the mmWave RF front-end (up/ down converter, BF chip and antenna array). Furthermore, IHP plans to redesign and integrate a high gain beam steering antenna board. IHP will also contribute with FPGA solutions for baseband signal processing for mmWave and integration at RF and baseband level. IHP will also develop synchronisation functions for managing synchronisation domains and optimising the transport of synchronIHP contributes to the development of a flexible software-defined mmWave FPGA-based HW. The HW is based on the existing OFDM BB processor for 60 GHz and the HW P2P MAC processor, integrated with the mmWave RF front-end (up/ down converter, BF chip and antenna array). Furthermore, IHP plans to redesign and integrate a high gain beam steering antenna board. IHP will also contribute with FPGA solutions for baseband signal processing for mmWave and integration at RF and baseband level. IHP will also develop synchronisation functions for managing synchronisation domains and optimising the transport of synchronisation. Finally, IHP will also enhance the FPGA-based solution with the implementation of Multi-Protocol/Multi-PHY interfacing functions.

 

Due to experience in managing EU projects and technical skills, IHP has been appointed for the management and coordination of the project.

Finanzierung

EU-Rahmenprogramm Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement Nº 762057.

 

Horizon 2020 – Call: H2020-ICT-07-2017

Projektpartner

ADVA Optical Networking (Germany)
Airrays GmbH (Germany)
Blu Wireless Technology (UK)
Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
COMSA Industrial (Spain)
COSMOTE Kinites Tilepikoinonies AE (Greece)
Eurecom (France)
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)

Fundació Privada I2cat, Internet I Innovació Digital A Catalunya Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Third Party) (Spain)

Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (Germany)
Mellanox (Israel)

Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

Telecom Italia (Italy)
Transpacket (Norway)
University of Bristol / 5GUK (Third Party) (UK)
University of Paderborn (Germany)
University of Thessaly (Greece)
Zeetta Networks (UK)

Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.