C2POWER - Cognitive Radio and Cooperative strategies for Power Saving in Multi-Standard Wireless Devices

Custo Total
Custo Total 5.159.714 €
Contribuição UE
Contribuição UE 3.450.888 €
Data de Início Projecto
Data de Início Projecto 01/01/2010
Coordenador Científico
Coordenador Científico Jonathan Rodriguez (jonathan@av.it.pt) - Instituto de Telecomunicações
Duração 36 meses
Website do Projecto
Website do Projecto http://www.ict-c2power.eu

The main objective of the C2POWER project was to research, develop and demonstrate energy saving technologies for multi-standard wireless mobile devices by exploiting the combination of cognitive radio and cooperative strategies while still enabling the required performance in terms of data rate and QoS (Quality of Service) to support broadband applications. In particular, the C2POWER project investigated two complementary techniques to increase energy efficiency at the wireless interface of handsets: (i) cooperative power saving strategies leading to new disruptive networking topologies based on short-range collaborating with long-range networks enabled though collaborative mobile handset devices acting as gateways; (ii) cognitive handover mechanisms to select the “best  available” Radio Access Technology which has the lowest energy demand in a future heterogeneous networking (HetNet) environments ecosystem.

Resultados do Projecto
Resultados do Projecto
The C2POWER project was about cooperation, more intelligent handsets (cognition) that are context-aware, and efficient energy RF circuits that in unison can reduce the global energy consumption on the mobile side and provide a step closer to securing Europe´s competitive stance in the fast approaching 5G era : 
- It has secured the market penetration for next generation handsets that are currently power hungry; 
- It has opened up new business models in terms of providing incentives for collaborators moving away from network centric modeling; 
- It has impacted mobile markets though standardization; 
- It has impacted public safety scenarios and markets by increasing battery lifetime due to energy compliant RF circuits; 
- It was seen as an eco-friendly technology, reducing radio "pollution" through more effective use of radio resources.
Commissariat a L Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - França
University of Surrey - United Kingdom 
Create-net (Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities) - Itália 
Portugal Telecom Inovação SA - Portugal 
Sigint Solutions LTD - Chipre
Wroclawskie Centrum Badan Eit+ Sp Z O.O - Polónia
Cassidian SAS - França 
Veebeam LTD - Reino Unido
Infineon Technologies AG - Alemanha
Lantiq Deutschland GMBH - Alemanha