Cooperative and Opportunistic Communications
in Wireless Networks

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Activity code IST-2002-2.3.4.1
Area addressed FET Open
Proposal full title Cooperative and Opportunistic Communications in Wireless Networks
Acronym COOPCOM
Start date October, 2006
Duration 3 years
Status Finished

General description

Cooperation and opportunism are two concepts that have recently revolutionized the way engineers think about wireless system design. Both have their origin at information theoretic studies and target the maximization of the spectral and power efficiency at the system level. Successful incorporation of these concepts in wireless system standards requires the solution of difficult theoretical and practical problems. Consequently, these concepts are expected to be long-term research topics of fundamental nature in the communications area. Within the frame of this project, it is planned to:

The goal is to attain significantly higher aggregate data rates than what is currently envisioned in 4G research, while supporting much tighter QoS guarantees.