September 20, 2016

FANTASTIC-5G: Flexible Air Interface for Scalable Service Delivery within Wireless Communication Networks of the 5th Generation

  • Belikaidis I.
  • Caretti M.
  • Eddine Al-Ayoubi S.
  • Georgacopulos A.
  • Gong X.
  • Kosmatos E.
  • Lin H.
  • Mouhouche B.
  • Pedersen K.
  • Pratas N.
  • Sayrac B.
  • Schaich F.
  • Schellmann M.
  • Shaat M.
  • Wunder G.

5th generation mobile networks will have to cope with a high degree of heterogeneity in terms of: services, mobility, number of devices, etc. Thus diverse and often contradicting key performance indicators need to be supported, but having multiple radio access technologies for multi-service support below 6GHz will be too costly. FANTASTIC-5G will develop a new multi-service Air Interface (AI) through a modular design. To allow the system to adapt to the anticipated heterogeneity, some properties need to be pursued, like: simplicity, flexibility, scalability, versatility, efficiency and futureproofness. Based on these properties a selected set of use cases and link and network design will be presented. The paper will also comprise validation and system level simulations through some indicative results; and will conclude with the overall impact to 5G standardization.

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