Development of new decenralised technology for the wireless network communication

Development of new decenralised technology for the wireless network communication

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructure

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
The motivation behind the SMART-Net projedt is to overcome the limitations of conventional Broadband Wireless Access systems, in which all communications are required to pass through one costly central base station. Therefore, the project proposes a novel system architecture enabling next generation of Wireless Mesh Networks which will support new applications by the Internet, innovative service packages delivery offered by telecom operators and advanced communication solutions for public safety and homeland security. The SMART-Net concept is based on a decentralised vision in which access infrastructure is partly distributed across the network, allowing reduction of service cost and significant increase of performance. To this end, smart antennas, traditionally deployed in base stations, are provided for use with each subscriber unit. The ability to combine efficiently these new capabilities with mesh networking will allow the system to support scalability, reliability and security. This approach is strengthened with advanced routing and scheduling protocols specifically designed for heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks.