MyWave - Efficient Millimetre-Wave Communications for mobile users

Our society is on the brink of a new age with the development of new visionary concepts such as internet of things, smart
cities, autonomous driving and smart industries. This stimulates the use of the millimetre-wave frequencies up to 100 GHz to
support much higher data rates and to increase the capacity of mobile wireless communication systems. For achieving this,
new system concepts such as Distributed Massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (DM-MIMO) in which instead of a single
base-station, the cell is covered by multiple remote antenna stations, all connected to a central unit. To overcome existing
limitations, such as poor power efficiency and poor signal quality, we propose to investigate an innovative antenna system
concept utilizing both silicon and III-V semiconductor technologies, advanced signal processing concepts and radio-overfibre
interconnect between a central unit and the remote antenna stations. As current doctoral trainings are lagging behind in
training researchers with the right skillset to resolve future wireless communication challenges, an EID is urgently needed.
MyWAVE establishes a unique and well-structured training network with leading R&D labs from European industries,
universities and technology institutes in the domain of wireless infrastructure and proven track-record in joint collaborations.
The 15 ESRs will form a research team that is embedded in leading industrial and academic R&D labs. The programme will
strongly enhance the employability and career prospects of the ESRs by offering a high-quality consortium with in-depth
training in the technical areas as well as a comprehensive set of transferable skills relevant for innovation and long-term
employability. The ESRs will all spend at least 18 months of their time at industry, ensuring that the training includes a
significant industrial experience and application know-how. MyWAVE will result in a structural European Graduate School
program organised by the consortium.

Partner organizations

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
  • Ericsson (Private, Sweden)
  • The Antenna Company Nederland B.V. (Private, Netherlands)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur (Private, Germany)
  • United Monolithic Semiconductors (Research Institute, France)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Academic, Germany)
  • Gapwaves AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Keysight Technologies, Keysight Laboratories (Private, Belgium)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Private, Netherlands)
Start date 01/10/2019
End date 30/09/2023

Funded by

  • European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)

Published: Thu 10 Sep 2020.