EXPLOR – A Novel Holistic Numerical Platform for Converged Optical-Wireless B5G Networks

Zoran Vujicic, Nikos Passas, Jonathan Rodriguez, Rahat Iqbal, Tomasz Maniak, Eftychia Datsika, John Vardakas, Charalampos Karyotis, Sherif Adeshina Busari
2020 Zenodo  
5th Generation (5G) communication systems are expected to undergo significant advances, with optical-wireless technologies being at the forefront of system design addressing key requirements targeting high performance, versatility and cost-effectiveness. The EU-funded EXPLOR project aims to develop a comprehensive modular platform with experimentally validated state-of-the-art component and system-level numerical models, as well as cognitive and adaptive features. It is a collaborative
more » ... academic driven project committed to creating a scientifically and socio-economically relevant outcome, enabling further innovation beyond 5G networks. The software will include libraries with novel use cases and scenarios targeting next-generation converged optical-wireless networks, and enable the deep academic and techno-economic considerations of relevant features such as high-end mm-wave frequency, adaptive and virtualized optical front-haul, femto-cell based communications, network cognition and dynamic cloud-radio-access-network environment functionalities. EXPLOR will provide a holistic insight into the field that will act as a tool for promoting and demonstrating future innovation in the field.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5716896 fatcat:pdjyo4rwgfhtha25h7kchllv2a