COMANDER (Converged Optical Mobile Access Networks with Dynamic and Efficient Resource allocation) is a 4-years EC-funded project, officially launched on 1st October 2013, funded under the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP. COMANDER targets the design, development and deployment of a fully converged Next-Generation Fiber-Wireless network architecture that provides: 1) simultaneous fixed and mobile access 2) unforeseen multi-Gbps transmission speeds in the wireless domain 3)extended coverage Local Area Networks 4) interconnection of wired and wireless nodes at the MAC layer and 5) enhanced resource utilization features by employing advanced Network Coding techniques.
In COMANDER, a total number of 17 researchers will be exchanged between the participants with a total of 264 secondment months comprising of: six early-stage researchers (35.29%) with a total of 108 secondment months (40.9%); seven Experienced Researchers <10 years (41.17%) with a total of 114 secondment months (43.18%) and; five Experienced Researchers >10 years (23.52%) with a total of 42 secondment months (15.90%). This clearly shows the balanced mixture of experience participating in COMANDER, confirming the partners’ strategy to strengthen the knowledge return mechanism by exposing younger personnel to new facilities and technologies, whilst working closely with more experienced personnel in order to accelerate knowledge adoption and ensure the progress of the project. COMANDER’s researcher exchange network has been carefully structured to rely on secondments, employing the complete range of scientific and technical roles required.
COMANDER aims at bringing together experts from the industry and academia with the long-term goal of delivering a state of the art, cutting-edge and cost-efficient approach to the problem of Next-Generation access Networks (NGN) design. The design of NGN has since long dictated the necessity to merge the currently distinct optical and wireless infrastructures into an amalgamated network capable of offering the best part of both worlds: the stability and ultra-high speeds of optical fiber networks with the agility and flexibility of wireless networks.Read more...
COMANDER's consortium is made up of the following members:Read more...