Finished Project


Mobility concepts for IMT-Advanced

Project Coordinator Project Consortium
Miguel Angel Pena
TTI Telecom
e-mail: mpena<at>
TTI Telecom, ES Universidad Cantabria, ES
CTTC, ES Instituto de Telecommunicacoes, PT
Creativ IT, ES Wavecom, PT
TST Sistemas, ES Sigint Solutions Ltd., CY

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
April 2008 September 2010 1.9 M€ 28.8 PY CP5-016

MOBILIA project targets ITU IMT-advanced requirements for future wireless systems, i.e. peak data rates of 100 Mbps for mobile applications and 1 Gbps for low mobility. The IMT-advanced vision of future network as being formed of interworking access systems will also be considered. A derived
target is to obtain an increased aggregate throughput/ user satisfaction vs. existing systems.

MOBILIA will address these various challenges, mainly in the context of WiMAX, covering, at least, IEEE802.16m, 802.16j and beyond. Other complementary technologies will be also analyzed, e.g. WiFi to perform relaying in the framework of IEEE 802.16e. For that, MOBILIA will study the following enabling technologies:

  • Multiple antennas (MIMO) schemes and algorithms.
  • Relaying schemes: cooperative relays, which can be seen as “virtual MIMO”, and may compensate spectral efficiency unbalance within a cell.
  • Cross-layer techniques for multi user MIMO and relays, assessed by system level simulations. One of the main rationales for these techniques is energy harvesting.
  • Network and functional architecture supporting the efficient and transparent cooperation between heterogeneous wireless access networks.
  • Framework to adapt services to underlying resources.
  • Reconfigurability at the user terminal.
  • The project will have some show-cases; real platforms will be used as a proof-of-concept.

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