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Towards an AI-native, user-centric air interface for 6G networks

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€4 528 535
EU Contribution
€4 215 999
Project website
Project Acronym
CENTRIC
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

5G cellular technology is already up and running, increasing speed and improving flexibility of wireless services. The next step is to design new disruptive technologies enabling mixed-reality, super-physical experiences in 6G systems. This could be made possible using digital twins, seamlessly connecting and controlling physical or biological entities. The EU-funded CENTRIC project proposes to design the future 6G by creating the user-centric AI Air Interface. It will leverage AI techniques to provide a top-down modular approach to wireless connectivity that focuses on users' communication needs and environmental limitations. CENTRIC will be crucial for future self-driving vehicles, the internet of nano bio-things or multi-sensory holographic communications.

Objectives

CENTRIC proposes to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques through a top-down, modular approach to wireless connectivity that puts the users’ communication needs and environmental constraints at the center of the network stack design. It all starts with the users’ objectives and application-specific requirements. Then, AI techniques are used to create and customize tailor-made waveforms, transceivers, signaling, protocols and RRM procedures to support these requirements. This is the user-centric AI Air Interface (AI-AI) that CENTRIC will enable. To guarantee that CENTRIC’s AI-AI can be implemented in practice, we will also explore and develop innovative hardware computing substrates with realistic and AI-AI-compatible energy-efficiency properties. This includes novel electronics such as neuromorphic computing and mixed analog-digital platforms. CENTRIC will make this possible by advancing theory, algorithms, hardware co-design, and training and monitoring environments based on digital twins. We will focus on providing the desired quality of experience (QoE) to a given user, or type of users, while optimizing spectrum usage, minimizing energy consumption and guaranteeing EMF compliance. The results of CENTRIC will be validated and demonstrated in laboratory prototypes and its breakthroughs will enable future 6G use-cases, such as self-driving vehicles, the internet of nano bio-things, or multi-sensory holographic communications.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
Other Programme
HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-B-01-02 Wireless Communication Technologies and Signal Processing

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Eurescom-European Institute For Research And Strategic Studies In Telecommunications Gmbh
Address
WIEBLINGER WEG 19/4, 69123 HEIDELBERG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€525 375
Partner Organisations
Organisation
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Address
PENTTI KAITERAN KATU 1, 90014 OULU, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€370 000
Organisation
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Address
WERINHERSTRASSE 91, 81541 MUNCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€387 000
Organisation
NOKIA NETWORKS FRANCE
Address
SITE NOKIA PARIS SACLAY 12 RUE JEAN BART, 91300 Massy, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€363 121
Organisation
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SPAIN SL
Address
CTRA NACIONAL VI KM 18,200, 28230 Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€524 812
Organisation
NVIDIA GmbH
Address
Adenauer Strasse 20 A4, 52146 Wuerselen, Germany
EU Contribution
€648 000
Organisation
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Per Le Telecomunicazioni
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€433 191
Organisation
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 7K, 9220 AALBORG, Denmark
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€600 000
Organisation
Sequans Communications Sa
Address
15-55 BOULEVARD CHARLES DE GAULLE LES PORTES DE LA DEFENSE, 92700 COLOMBES, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€364 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road vehicle operations
Technology
Communication network for intelligent mobility
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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