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Reconfigurable OFDMA-based Cooperative NetworKs Enabled by Agile SpecTrum Use (ROCKET)

ROCKET is an Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The goals of ROCKET are aligned with the objective ICT-2007.1.1 "The Network of the Future". ROCKET is a consortium of 9 partners coordinated by UPC that elaborates on the experience gained in .

The project aims at providing a ubiquitous wireless solution to reach bit rates higher than 100Mbps with peak throughputs higher than 1Gbps, based on Reconfigurable OFDMA Cooperative Networks enabled by agile spectrum use (ROCKET). While increasing peak rates is a natural must-do for new standards, we believe in ROCKET that providing homogeneous high rate coverage is equally important as it guarantees a constant user experience over the whole served area and is the key enabler to a higher average spectral efficiency of the system. Those goals are inline with the IMT-Advanced requirements described in [ITU-R M1645] and match the requirements of the IEEE 802.16 Task Group m (TGm) for Advanced Air Interface. The project addresses two questions which are at the core of future IMT-advanced system design:

How to increase the bandwidth and make the whole system benefit from it?
How to increase system spectral efficiency and provide ubiquitous high-rate coverage?

Those aspects are addressed by devising methods for improved opportunistic spectrum usage, advanced multi-user cooperative transmission and ultra-efficient MAC design.

Wireless Comm Organisations

IEEE 802.16m task group
IEEE 802.16 general site
Next Generation Mobile Networks
WiRelay site
Mobile Broadband News
Prof R. Heath´s list of upcoming conferences
Secondary Spectrum Market at the FCC
Spectrum licensing at Ofcom - UK

7PM links

7th Framework program on Cordis
Information and Communication technologies in FP7
Related FP6 projects
Related FP7 projects
Concertation and clusters
ICT Mobile Summit 2010

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