CROSSFIRE: Uncoordinated network strategies in LTE-Advanced networks

Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

Projects - International Projects


European Commission Seven Framework Programme (FP7) - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks




€ 3,439,000

Short Description

The aim of the CROSSIRE project is to provide forward-looking solutions for Long-Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) network co-existence including aspects ranging from the physical layer such as co-channel interference and cognition to the user perception of the service, i.e., Quality of Experience (QoE). The project will analyze and propose network virtualization solutions for LTE-A networks a technology which is envisioned to transform operation of cellular networks in the years to come. The project will approach the emerging LTE-A networks which will be populated by uncoordinated and vast number of small cells (micro, pico and femtocells) from an architectural and a component level perspective. We primary aim to provide a holistic understanding on issues such as co-channel interference from randomly located small-cells (unplanned deployment), efficient utilization of the scarce spectrum (via cognition), self-organization (SONs) and QoE at the end users under the assumption that LTE-A networks share a common physical infrastructure. The developed architectures, protocols and techniques will be evaluated through system level simulations and theoretical analysis. A meaningful subset of them will be evaluated through hardware proof-of-concept prototyping.

Project Web Page

More information for the CROSSFIRE project can be acquired in the following website: