Finished Project


Wireless systems providing high quality services

Project Coordinator Project Consortium
Sebastien de la Bastie
Inventel (Thomson)
e-mail: sebastien.delabastie (at)
Belgacom, BE Motorola, FR
IMEC, BE Instituto de Telecomunicoes, PT
Uni. Catholique de Louvain, BE Wavecom, PT
Universiteit Gent, BE CTTC, ES
Inventel (Thomson), FR Universidad Cantabria, ES
Mitsubishi ITE-TCL, FR

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
May 2005 April 2007 6.1 MEuro 54.3 PY CP2-035
The WISQUAS project aims at enabling multimedia services in future wireless networks. On the one hand, wireless bandwidth is a scarce resource. On the other hand, users want terminals to be light and consume minimal power. Within these constraints, a wide variety of multimedia services are desired. Thereto, current wireless systems need to be upgraded to offer:

  • Higher data rates
  • More flexibility
  • Quality of Service (QoS) provisions

These goals can only be achieved by focusing the research on new solutions at the physical layer and at the same time meet the QoS requisites of higher layers. To fulfil the above needs, innovative research needs to be performed and demonstrated on the following topics:

  • System specification and innovative design flow to allow cross-layer optimisation
  • Advanced physical-layer air interfaces, featuring flexibility, scalability, adaptivity, high capacity and bandwidth efficiency
  • Advanced protocols and architectures for QoS at higher layers
  • System integration and validation

WISQUAS aims at playing a key role in providing the enabling technologies for the future wireless multimedia communications, by conceiving excellent fast physical layers, and appropriate higher layers that can bring the best possible performance out of these physical layers to services for the users that meet the needs at minimum power and cost.

Focus areas
Enabling multimedia services in future wireless networks focusing on:

  • Higher data rates
  • More flexibility
  • QoS provisions
  • Low energy operation and low power consumption
  • High integration
  • Flexible and spectrally efficient air interfaces
Expected outcome
  • Validation and introduction of new air interfaces for realistic B3G scenarios
  • Proof-of-concept using several existing platforms
  • Methodology for systematic evaluation and optimisation of algorithms, protocols, and architectures
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