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Regarding the administration AUTH serves as the 5G-PHOS project coordinator, whereas regarding technical contributions AUTH is responsible for the implementation of the medium-transparent resource allocation protocol and for the cooperative radio-optical beamforming algorithms.
ORANGE brings its expertise in the design of the fixed and mobile converge architecture for 5G networks. It will also contribute to the experimental actions by providing its testbed facilities, whereas also contribute to the dissemination, standardisation, exploitation and communication activities of the project.
COSMOTE serves as the technical coordinator and brings its expertise towards the development and validation of a high-density 5G solution, while ensuring the marketability of the 5G-PHOS solution/services. COSMOTE will also utilize its existing communication channels to promote the 5G-PHOS innovations to the research and industry communities.
Fraunhofer is responsible for the design and fabrication of the antenna RF tile modules and their assembly onto the MIMO PCB. Fraunhofer will perform the full evaluation of the functionality and performance of the tile module PCBs with respect to the expected design specifications.
LIONIX will develop the single- and multi-wavelength optical beamforming networks (OBFNs), that are envisioned in 5G-PHOS. LIONIX will also design, manufacture and incorporate on-chip ring-based OADMs and AWGs upon the same OBFNs, during two planned manufacturing runs in a standardized TriPleX process flow. The produced devices will have high degree of integration and small footprint and very low loss characteristics (~0.1 dB/cm).
III-V Lab is in charge of the design, fabrication and delivery of 25 Gbit/s lasers, modulators, and 60 GHz photodiodes. In order to deliver the above in a high-quality production cycle, III-V Lab will perform collective Anti-Reflection coatings and use an automated testing tool.
TUE brings to the consortium its expertise and experience in device design, fabrication techniques and advance signal processing techniques. TUE will play a key role in designing the testbed for the 25Gbps FiWi fronthaul evaluation, by providing the prototyping of specific blocks of the testbed, scenario drafting, and upgrading roadmaps towards 100G operation.
Incelligent leads the efforts regarding the implementation of the SDN programmable FiWi fronthaul. Incelligent will specify the requirements and design of the programmable SDN architecture and contribute in the design of the related algorithms, the SDN controller implementation and the development of validation of SDN emulation platform.
In 5GPHOS, IMEC is mainly responsible for developing narrow-band transimpedance amplifier for 60 GHz ROF downlinks. In addition, IMEC will use their expertise in advanced physical medium dependent (PMD) devices and subsystems to contribute to system specification and interface definition.
As an experienced designer at mm-wave frequencies, Siklu will contribute to the system specifications. Siklu will lead the task of mm-wave antenna array design, and integrating this antenna arrays to its mm-wave radio transceivers that enable down-converting the mm-wave signal for further base-band processing.
TEI serves as innovation co-manager and contributes to the definition and review of the specifications of the 5G-PHOS centralized unit. TEI will also contribute to the testing as well as use cases definition and exploitation identification of the project’s outcomes.
Mellanox will provide its network processor from the NP-family of processors, supporting the consortium in its programming with the SDN algorithms. Mellanox will be mainly responsible for the assembly of the centralized unit prototypes, contributing also to the assembly of the antenna module prototypes.
ICCS/NTUA will participate in the design and characterization of single- and multi-wavelength beamforming chips. ICCS/NTUA will be responsible for the development of the DSP platform which will enable the centralized architecture to support the co-operative optical-wireless transmission and will also implement an FPGA-based solution for the developed platform.
IQU serves as innovation co-management of the project and will provide wireless expertise in the design of the optical-wireless converge architecture for 5G networks. IQU will also design, simulate and implement Radio-Optical beamforming techniques and beamforming training for mm-wave networks.
P.A.O.K. FC will provide technical requirements and needs that will be included in the final solution for the hotspot scenario. P.A.O.K. FC will host the field-trial experiments of complete infrastructure for Hotspot Area scenario. Given the high number of fans in every game, P.A.O.K. FC will also contribute in the dissemination of the project results.
TIM will provide inputs for the use cases and requirements as well as for the definition of realistic 5G network scenarios that will be used to derive the requirements for the 5G-PHOS architecture and specific solutions. Moreover, TIM will lead one of the field-trials for the dense scenario that will be carried out in its infrastructure in Turin and will be involved in the identification of suitable trial concepts and in the evaluation of the trial results. Finally, TIM will lead the WP for the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.