Objective

Clear5G’s objective is to design, develop, validate, and demonstrate an integrated convergent wireless network for Machine Type and Mission Critical Communication (MTC/MCC) services for Factories of the Future (FoF).

Challenges

Clear5G will deliver technical solutions addressing the challenges of massive deployment of connected devices, security, ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability in FoF applications, like remote maintenance and closed loop control systems.

Focus

Clear5G will focus on providing PHY, MAC, and architectural enhancements to meet the strict requirements of FoF applications in terms of KPIs: latency, reliability, connection density, spectrum, and energy efficiency, thus contributing to the ITU-R objectives for the next generation mobile network.

Consortium

The Clear5G team comprises a combination of European and Taiwanese successful, innovative, and well known major corporations, SMEs, as well as research and academic institutions.

Who we are

The Clear5G team comprises a combination of European and Taiwanese successful, innovative, and well known major corporations, SMEs, as well as research and academic institution.

The partners have proven know-how in architecture, resource management, protocol enhancements, standardization, prototyping, and demonstration. Proof of concepts will be tested on the 5GIC testbed in Europe, while the final system demonstration, showing the tight integration and cooperation of manufacturing and the Clear5G enhanced network, will be implemented on the III testbed in Taiwan.

Clear5G brings together a strong and diverse set of European and Taiwanese partners, including partners from the FoF sector; the complementarity of team, skills and expertise will bring added value to 5G research on both sides and will deepen international cooperation, serving as a showcase of 5G empowering vertical industries. The partners will contribute to relevant standardisation in both the communication and the manufacturing domains.

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Clear5G Testbeds

5G Testbeds

The 5GIC large scale testbed includes a C-RAN test platform which supports clusters of remote radio heads supported by high performance core processing facilities. III provides a testbed that includes LTE UEs in which random access procedure can be deployed, and also an LTE FDD small cell testbed including an EPC, several commercial and no commercial small cells, several UEs and the appropriate test tools including the EMX/NEMO.


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Evaluation Platforms

The Hi-5 platform consists of both open-source based programmable equipment and commercial ones, including: a) Programmable "OpenAirInterface" base stations; b) Programmable "Open5GCore"; c) Commercial small-cells (compliant with 3GPP Release-12). The EXPOLSA platform is an integrated experiment environment created to implement, test and evaluate novel research concepts and results of technologies, access models such as licensed shared access (LSA), licensed assisted access (LAA) and license exempt access and strategy designs for next-generation shared spectrum and radio access. 


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Real Factory Environments

Foxconn is world's largest electronics manufacturing service (or EMS) and has many factories. Foxconn will support field trial within the real factory. FFG is the world third largest machine tool company. FFG will provide the factory environment to the project for prototyping and validation purpose.


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The Race to 5G

5G is not only about speed and low latency, it is about facilitating new services and reshaping how we do things, how we drive, how we interact, and how the Factories of the Future will look like.

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Project's objectives

Define, investigate and develop physical layer enhancements for reliable MTC supporting massive numbers of devices, achieving extreme low latency and reduced signalling and control overhead.

Design and implement Medium Access Control layer enhancements for integrated convergent access supporting low latency, high reliability, massive connection density, and high energy and spectrum efficiency.

Design, configure and optimize radio network architectures and management mechanisms to fulfil the needs of FoF applications in terms of latency, wireless networking heterogeneity, reliability, scalability and manageability.

Provide security enhancements at the physical layer, contributing to the overall security solutions in a FoF environment.

Validate and demonstrate the performance of the project use cases in a realistic environment using testbed facilities both in Europe and Taiwan.

Support the ongoing 5G Standardization.

Meet the Team

University of Surrey

Coordinator

University of Surrey

Coordinator

Institute for Communication Systems is the UK's largest and most well-known academic research centre in Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems.

Email: c.alais@surrey.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1483 682986

ADLINK

Partner

ADLINK

Partner

ADLINK Technology Inc. designs and manufactures products for embedded computing, test & measurement, and automation applications.

Email: tw@adlinktech.com
Phone: +886-2-8226-5877

Argela

Partner

Argela

Partner

Argela is a Turkish-based multinational corporation that designs and sells networking, voice, and communications technology and services.

Email: info@argela.com.tr
Phone: +90 212 707 50 00

CEA Leti

Partner

CEA Leti

Partner

CEA-Leti, a Grenoble, France-based research institute for electronics and information technologies, is one of the world’s largest organizations for applied research in microelectronics and nanotechnology.

Email: hughes.metras@cea.fr
Phone: +33 (0) 4 38 78 44 00

FFG - Fair Friends Group

Partner

FFG - Fair Friends Group

Partner

Fair Friend Group (FFG) was established in 1979 with the founding principles of reliability, growth, continuous advancement, best in quality and strive for excellence. 

Email:
Phone: 886-2-2763-9696

FOXCONN

Associated Partner

FOXCONN

Associated Partner

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Email: simon.cp.hsing@foxconn.com
Phone: +886-2-2268-3466

Institute for Information Industry

Partner

Institute for Information Industry

Partner

The Institute for Information Industry was established in 1979 as a Non-Governmental Organization through the joint efforts of public and private sectors, to support the development/applications of the information industry.

Email:
Phone: +886-2-6631-8168

National Taiwan University

Partner

National Taiwan University

Partner

National Taiwan University is a prestigious national co-educational research university located in Taiwan. Situated in the capital city of Taipei, NTU consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 107 graduate institutes and four research centers.

Email: secretariat@ntu.edu.tw
Phone: +886 2 3366 3366

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Partner and Technical Manager

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Partner and Technical Manager

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek is a nonprofit company in the Netherlands that focuses on applied science.

Email: wegwijzer@tno.nl
Phone: +31 88 866 08 66

Toshiba Research Europe Limited

Partner

Toshiba Research Europe Limited

Partner

TREL now has two research laboratories in the UK; the Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) in Cambridge, and Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL) in Bristol.

Email: info@crl.toshiba.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 117-906-0700

Türk Telekom

Partner

Türk Telekom

Partner

Türk Telekom is the formerly state-owned Turkish telecommunications company. Türk Telekom was separated from Turkish Post in 1995. In November 2005, it was privatized to Oger Telecom.

Email: info@turktelekomint.com
Phone: +36 1 888 36 11

Wings ICT Solutions

Partner

Wings ICT Solutions

Partner

WINGS ICT Solutions is a fast-growing SME, which focuses on: the development of software for various vertical sectors through advanced wireless, cloud/IoT, big data and security technologies.

Email: info@wings-ict-solutions.eu
Phone: +30 215 5011 555

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