About

6GTandem will strengthen Europe’s position at the forefront of wireless network and semiconductor technologies to take a leap regarding new services and energy-efficiency.

The goal of the project is to co-design novel dual-frequency operation and a new highly integrated and distributed radio transceiver architecture (radiostripe) to achieve superior value with respect to energy, service availability and cost of deployment.

To make this possible we will combine expertise on wireless communication system and innovative hardware solutions and pull novel networks forward, unlocking the new potential of dual-frequency operation.

Vision

Together we aim to advance dual-frequency distributed MIMO networks that have the potential to enable services offering ultra-high reliability and high-resolution position information in a sustainable way and thus creating a positive change within the European society.

The project will primarily focus on the advancement of the combined low-frequency and sub-THz distributed MIMO system to enable new applications that require an unprecedented combination of performance factors. It will pull novel networks forward with joined expertise on wireless communication system and innovative hardware solutions opening new opportunities for highly energy-efficient operation and low-cost deployment.

Keyfacts

Reference

Reference Number:
101096302
Programme type:
Horizon Europe
Programme acronym:
HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-B-01-02

Duration

Project Start: 01.01.2023
42 Months

Cost and Funding

Costs:
€ 5.259.461,75
Funding:
95,97% EU-funded

Motivation

With our strong team of industrial, academic and research partners we believe that 6GTandem will deliver unique results in the highly promising of direction dual-frequency networks with distributed deployments, which will fuel R&D output and eventual new products.

The consortium is driven by the goal to provide uniform ultra-high throughput coverage, off-load lower frequency bands and offer new services.

By accomplishing that we will help set new guidelines for the whole European 6G community.

Mission and Objectives

6GTandem aims to achieve competitive advantage by defining and shaping the future of 6G infrastructures in Europe and contributing to the long-term impact of smart, flexible and scalable RAN evolution and offering hardware products that will reach a unique level in terms of RF performance, cost-, spectrum- and energy-efficiency in the global market.

  • Develop the 6GTandem system presenting an optimized combination of a lower-frequency infrastructure and a sub-THz radiostripe.
  • Develop models for the tandem system in terms of hardware impairments, propagation and impact of the radio environment.
  • Design waveforms for dual-frequency systems with control information.
  • Develop fully integrated communication links.
  • Demonstrate and validate the concept to identify performance bottlenecks and to guide the future research directions in- and beyond the project lifetime.

Work Packages

WP1

Project, Risk, and Innovation Management
33%
01.01.2023
30.06.2026
Responsible for the operational management and technical vitality. The main objective is the establishment of a sound and flexible project structure, effective risk management and supported innovation management.

WP2

Use cases, system requirements
77%
01.01.2023
30.06.2024
Define use cases, requirements, deployment options and new services based on 6GTandem solution enabling energy efficiency and high-resolution positioning for future sub-THz systems.

WP3

Models, medium-aware waveforms, and algorithms for energy-efficient, robust, and new 6GTandem services
22%
01.07.2023
30.06.2026
Develop appropriate and realistic system-, antenna- and link-level models, medium-aware waveforms, and the associated performance metrics.

WP4

D-MIMO Sub-THz radiostripe
33%
01.01.2023
30.06.2026
Responsible for the design, fabrication and packaging of the key integrated circuits including power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, split-/combine functions. Functionality of each circuit will be verified separately and they will be co-integrated in a larger chip.

WP5

6GTandem validation
0%
01.07.2025
30.06.2026
A hybrid method, combining measurements and simulations, will be established for 6GTandem operation and system level validation with the integration of the results from WP3 and WP4.

WP6

Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation & Standardisation
33%
01.01.2023
30.06.2026
Dedicated to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project in order to maximise its impact and outcomes. The main objective is the contribution to the European Research Union, as well as the exploitation of the scientific result to create competitive advantage with innovative results.

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