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Project: Distributed and Extendible Heterogeneous Radio Architectures using

Acronym: PHOTON
Main Objective:
The overall goal is to research, validate and demonstrate RoF as a key technology for dense wireless networks, with proposals for efficient and scalable architectures and enhanced wireless transmission / resource management techniques exploiting the distributed nature of the environment provided by the infrastructure. Specific objectives include:
• Research innovative capacity enhancement solutions which will specifically address microscopic and macroscopic diversity concepts using MIMO, intra-system dynamic resource allocation adopting a cross-layer design and interference cancellation
• Develop an hybrid (optical- wireless) simulation tool to evaluate the impact of RoF on legacy and future networks.
• Implement a prototype including the electro-optic interfaces, remote access units and antenna structures
• Develop realistic system level photonic models
• Design system interface solutions to evaluate the impact of smart antennas and photonic models on legacy and future networks
• Photon Demonstration and optimization resulting in a set of design guidelines
Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/72890/2006
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-11-2007
End Date: 01-11-2010
Team: Manuel Alberto Reis de Oliveira Violas, Atilio Manuel da Silva Gameiro, Adão Paulo Soares da Silva
Local Coordinator: Manuel Alberto Reis de Oliveira Violas
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