Contact: Peter Andrekson
Time period: 2013-2015
satellite, fibre and mobile communications are an essential part of modern life
and vital to European Industry, with increasing demand for telecommunications
growing at 40 % p.a. The EU “2020 Digital Agenda for Europe” acknowledges this
and sets ambitious targets that will have an impact on all areas of the
communication network. Industries are addressing this challenge through
unlocking the latent capacity of ground-based and satellite-based systems.
However, the potential technologies are complex and reliable measurement is
required to develop and test innovative solutions in appropriate timescales and
aims to support the R&D activities of industry by providing the
underpinning metrology required by the wireless, optical and satellite
communication parts of the network, covering all aspects from the network-edge
to the network-core. This will enable instrument, component and satellite manufacturers
to develop and implement new systems, minimising test and measurement costs and
reducing the time to market for new products and services.