Ongoing Seed projects

25
Jan
2017

WiB – Wideband Reuse One

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WiB is a new system proposal for addressing the challenges of the broadcasting and mobile industry. For the broadcasting industry, it can save the energy consumption of digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting, reduce the capital and operational expenditure, and increases the operational flexibility. For the mobile industry, it enables broadband service to the rural populations by harnessing the excellent propagation characteristics of UHF frequency band.

The objective of the WiB project is to develop a new system proposal for cooperative provisioning of digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting and mobile broadband services in UHF frequency band. The new system concept, namely WiB, has a potential to address the challenges of the broadcasting and mobile industry. For the broadcasting industry, it can save the energy consumption of DTT broadcasting, reduce the capital and operational expenditure, and increases the operational flexibility. For the mobile industry, it enables broadband service to the rural populations by harnessing the excellent propagation characteristics of UHF frequency band.

Teracom and KTH will work together to make a detailed system design and assess its benefit from the technical and business perspectives.

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25
Apr
2016

5G@15Gig

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15 GHz test bed project supported by grants from Wireless@kth and Ericsson research. The project commences from January 2016.

The success of 5G relies on supporting higher data rates and a diverse mix of quality of service requirements for both human users as well as machine-type communication and other forms of internet of things. One key enabler is the use of new spectrum areas and 15GHz has been identified as one of several interesting possibilities. Aim of this project is to develop a hardware test-bed for wireless communication at 15GHz, particularly aimed to investigate indoor coverage and interference handling strategies for 5G.

In addition to traditional lab environments, the testbed experiments are intended to be performed  at KTH Live-In Lab, the combined student housing and lab that will be built during 2016 at Osquldas Väg, KTH Campus. KTH Live-In Lab provides a number of unique features that makes it extra interesting for our testbed activities. It will be extremely insulated, which is known to effectively reduce the indoor radio coverage from outdoor base stations. Very few radio propagation studies and test bed activities have previously been done in residential buildings. The lab apartments will be used for a variety of research related to smart living and smart houses and thereby offer a large potential for cross-disciplinary research on smart living, where connected devices will play a major role.

The project is run jointly by the Signal Processing department at KTH and Ericsson Research, who among others will provide the antenna hardware for the testbed.

Here are a few pictures from previous testbed activities in signal processing department. Courtesy: Per Zetterberg and Nima Najari Moghadam.

For more information on 5G@15Gig project, please contact Dr. Satyam Dwivedi, dwivedi@kth.se

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16
Nov
2015

EyeDo

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– a novel vision-responsive information delivery and display optimization system

 

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Executive Summary

The provision of ultra high definition content offers the unique opportunity to deliver  unprecedented visual experiences and engagement to end users. However the wireless provision of such data intensive services is threatened by both system costs and performances required to meet the significant increase in bandwidth requirements.

In order to provide a truly disruptive and scalable solution, this proposal will explore a novel approach to information delivery and display optimization based on real-time information about the end users’ eye gaze.

Exploiting this information in data compression and streaming algorithms has the potential to limit the need for high resolution to only a small portion of the user screen, effectively reducing the overall bandwidth requirements and associated system costs, without impacting the Quality of Experience.

This project will implement and explore several embodiments of a novel vision-responsive information delivery and display optimization system and will obtain performance data in experimentation with real users. The definition of a platform, designed for opening this real-time information to various services, will also be a tangible result of this project.

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16
Nov
2015

Net Neutrality and Quality-of-Experience

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This is a project focused on the identification of the possible impact of Net Neutrality principles on QoE-based service differentiation in mobile networks. We want to explore the impact on commercial strategies and business models for different types of actors. In order to reach this goal, the project will make analysis from the perspective of different project partners:

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17
Feb
2015

“QoE – An Analysis from a market perspective”

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QoETEA logoThis is a project focused on the identification of how advances in mobile technologies, commercial strategies, and current infrastructure deployments are considering QoE/user´s perception, while proposing business models that take advantage of the provision of QoE-differentiated services in mobile infrastructures. The main objective is to analyze how the QoE-based differentiation in the provision of mobile services can generate new revenue streams for mobile operators.

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10
Sep
2014

COIN-SWEAT

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COIN-SWEAT is a project proposal that follows the Digital Agenda for Europe and targets innovative solutions for self-management of health. The focus is on ICT solutions developed for well-being and physical training as a tool to enhance self-awareness of individuals that engage in these activities with the aim of preventing injuries and provide early diagnosis on potential health related issues.

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03
Jun
2014

LTE-based Water Monitoring Networks

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Water is an essential element or any living being and a small contamination in drinking water can turn to be dangerous, especially for individuals with health conditions. Water purification from the drinking water sources, quality control and supply through large pipelines to make it as ‘potable’, is still a huge challenge to any water board/authority, worldwide. Ideally, it would be highly desirable to have wireless sensors at close distance over the pipelines of the water distribution for a continuous and real time monitoring.

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14
Jan
2014

60 GHz bi-directional relay demonstrator

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In this project we will use relaying in an effort to overcome one of the main limitations of 60GHz communications – namely its inability to penetrate walls.  We will also introduce some new results from network coding theory to improve the efficiency of the transmission.  We will make a real world live demonstration of the concept.

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18
Nov
2013

5G Off Road – Coverage for Rural and Remote Enterprises

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The 5G Off Road project targets professional rural users of mobile telecom systems. The beyond 4G generation issues are addressed as well as 2-4G aspects. The project has set the main goals to analyse actual remote coverage aspects, study and propose improvements of the existing services and to point at coverage efficient solutions to be pert the next generation systems in the 2020 perspective.

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30
Oct
2013

MUTANT: Multi-Tenant Access control with NFC Tokens

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The MUTANT project is a pre-study of real life NFC services in a small scale, including technical, security, service, usability and business model aspects. The project will focus on NFC access control services in a controlled environment with real users; staff, students and visitors at EIT ICT labs and at Wireless@kth in Kista.

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