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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