Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Andreev, Sergey
Organisation Tampere University, from 2019
Project title Robust and Autonomous mmWave-based Drone Interworking and Aerial Networking Technology (RADIANT)
Decision No. 326196
Decision date 07.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2024
Funding 438 874
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Project description
Wireless communications technology has become an important part of our life that prepares to support advanced applications and services with extremely massive and variable traffic. With such increasingly unpredictable and non-uniform loading, even the novel fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology may require more consistent coverage and on-demand capacity. In this research, we envision advanced 3D network architectures that integrate terrestrial and non-terrestrial deployments as well as employ connected swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), nicknamed drones. We specifically emphasize extremely high frequency (mmWave) radio communications capabilities and conduct a comprehensive performance characterization of dynamic 3D network layouts with multi-hop mmWave mesh and multi-connectivity features. This analysis is based on a novel space-time mathematical methodology, which will help understand the system-level performance, as well as yield optimized technology development choices.