Both the EU and the NSF address the challenges of advanced wireless research beyond 5G focusing on game changing technologies for wireless communications, capitalizing on existing testbeds and projects, to reach further connectivity frontiers.Scope:
To establish collaborative transatlantic work on advanced wireless platforms addressing the use of new ranges of frequencies from mmwave bands up to Terahertz bands, massive antenna arrays, new radio and signal processing techniques, optimised new usage of Spectrum and platform or testbeds for experimental research. To develop research roadmaps, workshops, scientific exchanges, development of tools for experimentations, opens source software tools and repositories, prototyping and evaluation, tools for probing and data analytics, emulation, management and cross Atlantic technology trials.
Proposals shall foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by USA to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies. In particular twinning with entities participating in projects funded by the NSF under the Programme for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) should be addressed. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
Support to advances in Wireless knowledge and reinforced cooperation with the US through common transatlantic experiments linking platforms and testbeds, fostering common scientific roadmap, developing new tools and potential options for standards ahead of worldwide competition for beyond 5G connectivity systems and services.
Bridge EU and US research communities addressing this topic. In the case of US, the target community is the NSF community addressing the new "Programme for Advanced Wireless Research" (PAWR).Cross-cutting Priorities:
See Programme and budget at https://www.nsf.gov/cise/advancedwireless/