Jun 01, 2016
Massive MIMO, i.e., very large scale multiuser multi-antenna technology, is widely expected to play a fundamental role in meeting the target performance of the future generation of wireless/cellular networks, commonly indicated as ``5G’’. The key idea is that by scaling up the number of jointly ...
The research proposal Model-Predictive Cyber-Physical Networking aims at creating a framework of model predictive cyber-physical networking, which extends principles and properties known in the control community under the term model predictive control (MPC) to cyber-physical systems (CPS) with explicit representation of the communication network. The ability of MPC to predict and incorporate planned future behavior (and corresponding deviations thereof) into the design of feedback controllers makes it a natural candidate for a unified framework, which includes the prediction of network effects and controls, communication and the physical part of the CPS with similar means. Conversely, the approach in this proposal enables the network itself to generate planned or predicted trajectories based on criteria beyond simple throughput and interact in this way with the MPC controller which is a truly new approach. In addition, recent advances on communication protocols and on distributed and predictive control reveal surprising conceptual similarities in such intertwined design approach. By unifying models, design principles, system properties, and performance measures from the domains of communication and control theory into one consistent framework, this project targets the core of the research priority program SPP 1914.
Jun 05, 2017
The provision of a “5G Advanced” (pro) evolved air interface solution, optimized with an E2E perspective, is the focus of this project proposal called ONE5G (E2E-aware Optimizations and advancements for the Network Edge of 5G New Radio). The overall goal towards which ONE5G will strive is to ...
Jan 24, 2017
PhasmaFOOD is an EU-funded H2020 project that represents a strong consortium of nine leading food security, sensing technologies and information technology stakeholders in Europe. PhasmaFOOD is working on the development, demonstration and exploitation of a miniaturized smart integrated system that will be able to detect food hazards, spoilage and food fraud through heterogeneous micro-scale photonics. The connected device will be integrated with a parameterized, knowledge-based, software architecture for on-the-spot food quality sensing and shelf-life prediction. The role of AG-COMM is to develop and implement signal processing algorithms (data compressing, filtering, regression, decomposition etc.) and μ-controller software respectively with focus on sparse signal priors and compressed sensing in conjunction with the physical measurement process for efficient online data processing and improved decision making in the smart sensing device.
Waveform design for Machine Type Communications is a joint international project with Korea. <More deails to appear soon>
Sep 14, 2017 — Feb 29, 2020
SecureFog is a comprehensive research project that aims to develop, evaluate and implement security solutions ( algorithms, protocols, APIs) for the Fog layer. The core concept of the Fog layer is to extend the functionalities of the Cloud closer to the end devices to handle the volume, variety, and velocity of IoT data. The project is to offer innovative hardware and software based security mechanism to ensure data integrity, anonymity and authenticity based on the prior research knowledge and experiences with Physical Unclonable Functions, and Physical Layer Security. The proof-of-concept of these novel ideas has been already demonstrated through ongoing BMBF project PROPHYLAXE. The envisioned tasks are to be cooperatively executed by partners from FU Berlin, PHYSEC GmbH, azeti networks, and TU Berlin. In all, SecureFog targets to build scalable, and flexible security solutions keeping in mind to meet practical requirements for the logistic sector and IoT market.
Nov 01, 2015
The proposal suggests a concerted effort to tackle and resolve key challenges in the development of communication technologies—examining physical layers of security in future mobile phone and quantum technologies that offer the perspective of unconditionally secure communication. It exploits and ...