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Post-Cellular Wireless Networks

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 POSTCELL project word cloud

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Project "POSTCELL" data sheet

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Organization address
address: PLACA DE LA MERCE, 10-12
postcode: 8002

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙876˙846 €
 EC max contribution 1˙876˙846 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA ES (BARCELONA) coordinator 1˙876˙846.00


 Project objective

POSTCELL aims at laying the foundation for future generations of wireless networks as they move past the reigning cell-centric paradigm and into the post-cellular era. This entails the definition of a new architecture for such networks and the characterization of the ensuing performance. For the future of wireless communications, the implications would be far-reaching.

The growth of wireless traffic is relentless, and it is actually gaining new momentum on account of fresh mechanisms: smartphones, cloud computing, and machine-to-machine communication. As a result, the volume of wireless traffic is poised to increase to truly staggering levels and, to face this challenge, wireless networks need to enter a new stage.

There is a fledging awareness that this challenge can only be fended off by a process of network massification, with two views about it. In the first view, densification is the only strategy through which dramatic improvements can be attained hereafter; this leads to a vision where base stations become tiny and exceedingly abundant. The second view, in turn, is built on the idea of dramatically scaling the number of colocated antennas per base station from the current handful to possibly hundreds. One of the seeds of POSTCELL is that, since neither form of massification can by itself resolve the challenge facing wireless systems, the two forms will have to end up coexisting.

Reconciling these two forms of massification and enabling a truly phenomenal scaling calls for an entirely new architecture where cells and physical base stations become things of the past, replaced by dynamically defined virtual base stations, powerful caches, and the possibility of device clustering, among other leaps forward. The signal processing needs to shift away from base stations, which become deconstructed, so as to gather at new places. POSTCELL seeks to drive this transformation and to gauge the performance of post-cellular wireless networks.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 P. Raviteja, Yi Hong, Emanuele Viterbo, Ezio Biglieri
Effective Diversity of OTFS Modulation
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2162-2337, DOI: 10.1109/lwc.2019.2951758
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 2020-01-29
2019 Geordie George, Angel Lozano, Martin Haenggi
Massive MIMO Forward Link Analysis for Cellular Networks
published pages: 2964-2976, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2019.2907584
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 18/6 2019-09-26
2017 Yongpeng Wu, Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, Chao-Kai Wen, Robert Schober, Angel Lozano
Low-Complexity MIMO Precoding for Finite-Alphabet Signals
published pages: 4571-4584, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2017.2700308
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16/7 2019-06-13
2017 Geordie George, Kiran Venugopal, Angel Lozano, Robert W. Heath
Enclosed mmWave Wearable Networks: Feasibility and Performance
published pages: 2300-2313, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2017.2662681
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16/4 2019-06-13
2017 Geordie George, Ratheesh K. Mungara, Angel Lozano, Martin Haenggi
Ergodic Spectral Efficiency in MIMO Cellular Networks
published pages: 2835-2849, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2017.2668414
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16/5 2019-06-13
2017 Ratheesh K. Mungara, Ilaria Thibault, Angel Lozano
Full-Duplex MIMO in Cellular Networks: System-Level Performance
published pages: 3124-3137, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2017.2675403
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16/5 2019-06-13
2019 Geordie George, Angel Lozano, Martin Haenggi
Distribution of the Number of Users per Base Station in Cellular Networks
published pages: 520-523, ISSN: 2162-2337, DOI: 10.1109/lwc.2018.2878579
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 8/2 2019-05-22
2019 Masoud Attarifar, Aliazam Abbasfar, Angel Lozano
Modified Conjugate Beamforming for Cell-Free Massive MIMO
published pages: 616-619, ISSN: 2162-2337, DOI: 10.1109/lwc.2018.2890470
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 8/2 2019-05-22

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