|Horizon 2020 call||H2020 – ICT- 2020|
|Type of Action||RIA/IA|
|Start date||January 1st, 2021|
Reconfigurable Intelligent Sustainable Environments for 6G Wireless Networks
Visions and plans on forthcoming B5G/6G networks have begun, aiming to provide flexible connect-compute technologies to support future innovative services and uses cases. Considering the 2030 horizon, B5G/6G networks are intended to create the basis for human-centred smart societies and vertical industries. To this end, innovation is expected to: (a) support the long-term sustainable transformation of networks into a distributed smart connectivity infrastructure, where new terminal types are embedded in the daily environment; (b) provide the end-to-end connectivity-computation system with the higher flexibility and dynamism needed to accommodate the ever-evolving and heterogeneous nature of future applications, regulations and specific user-/service-/location-based needs.
The RISE-6G vision capitalises on the latest advances on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) technology for radio wave propagation control, in order to substantially improve them and, to conceive and implement intelligent, sustainable and dynamically programmable wireless environments that go well beyond the 5G capabilities developed under 3G PPP release 16.
To this end, RISE-6G objectives are to (i) define novel network architectures and operation strategies incorporating multiple RISs; (ii) characterise its fundamental limits capitalizing on our proposed realistic and validated radio wave propagation models; (iii) design solutions to enable online trade between high-capacity connectivity, Energy Efficiency, EMF exposure, and localisation accuracy based on dynamically programmable wireless propagation environments, while accommodating specific legislation and regulation requirements on spectrum use, data protection, and EMF emission; and (iv) prototype-benchmark proposed innovation via two complementary trials with verticals.
RISE-6G project is poised to actively participate in standardisation bodies and bring its technically advanced vision into the planned industrial exploitation. This will secure the European technology leadership, supporting the creation of new European-conceived service and business opportunities in the B5G/6G global race.
RISE-6G will design, prototype, and trial radical technological advances based on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) to forge a new generation of dynamically programmable wireless propagation environments. This will support dynamic adaptation to future stringent and highly varying B5G/6G service requirements in terms of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) emissions, localisation accuracy, Energy Efficiency (EE), secrecy guarantees, as well as legislation and regulation changes, while incurring minimal connect-compute network redesign and reconfiguration costs.
List of Participants
|1||COORDINATOR||COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES||FR|
|2||NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH||DE|
|4||TELECOM ITALIA SPA||IT|
|6||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB||SE|
|8||ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON||EL|
|9||CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI||IT|
|10||CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS||FR|
|11||THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM||UK|
|13||CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA||IT|