The innovative solutions designed in 6G-SHINE will push the boundaries of short range wireless communication, enhancing its pervasiveness to a level never experienced before.
The usage of wireless technology for the use cases identified in 6G-SHINE translates to major cost reductions in terms of service installation and maintenance and enables a larger scalability, lower equipment weight and lower CO2 emissions which will ease the green transition of industry, transport and consumer sectors.
For example, in-vehicle wireless subnetworks may replace the wired control infrastructure for the anti-lock braking system (ABS), motor control and advanced driver-assisted systems (ADAS). In-robot subnetworks can wirelessly support fast closed loop control, e.g. force control; in-classrooms subnetworks can be used for extended reality (XR) applications for educational purposes.
Research will be focused on physical layer enablers, medium access control protocols, radio resource management algorithms for managing interference in case of dense subnetwork crowds (e.g., vehicles in a congested road). Also, the project will investigate the interaction of in-X subnetworks with a broader 6G ‘network of networks’, that can aid management of spectrum, data traffic and computational resources.
On March 9th and 10th, Aalborg University had the pleasure of hosting the kick-off of the 6G-SHINE project, co-sponsored by the European Commission in the context of Horizon Europe and the European Smart Network and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU).
The 6G-SHINE consortium consists of 12 partners with a mixture of academic institutions and industries with strong research departments, representing the essential parts of the value chain of wireless short-range communications. Aalborg University is coordinating the project, and the other partners are Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (Spain), Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy); Apple Technology Engineering B.V. & Co. KG (Germany); Sony Nordic (Sweden); Nokia Solutions and Networks (Denmark); Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany); Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (Germany), Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (Belgium), Interdigital Europe LTD (UK); Keysight (Finland); Cogninn (Greece).
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