Key Issues in Radio Interface Design
Summary of a Project within PCC
Mikael Sternad et. al.
The first annual PCC Workshop, Upplands Väsby, Nov. 2-3 1998.
Some of the particular issues we investigate are:
Our aim is to master these key issues, and thereby provide input to a discussion of possible future system designs which we expect to emerge within PCC in the coming years. Our input takes the form of both possibilities and constraints. Possibilities, in the form of novel transmission schemes, receiver algorithms and novel ways of modelling and understanding the radio interface. Constraints, in the form of limits of performance in various situations.
There are presently seven workpackages (WP's) within this project. Their purpose, motivation and present status are outlined briefly below. The project has been running since 1997, with Uppsala University joining in 1998. Thus, much of the work is still at a preliminary stage, and the results presented at the PCC conference describe our pilot studies and initial research results.
To coordinate the project as a whole, we held a kickoff meeting in November 1997 and organized a workshop on April 7-8 1998. This workshop was organized jointly with participants in the NUTEK Telecommunications program. Several main advisors and researchers have been active in helping and supporting the work of all the graduate students, in a process of cross-reviewing the work packages. A joint graduate course on Digital Communications was held by Arne Svensson (CTH), Göran Lindell (LTH) and Tommy Öberg (UU).