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Work Plan

WP Work Package Title Leader
WP1 Management Lancaster University
WP2 Market Assessment and System Specifications Bowen
WP3 Travelling Wave Tube Power Amplifier Design and Fabrication Thales Electron Devices
WP4 Radio Chip Set, Synthesiser, Filter and Antenna Development OMMIC
WP5 W-band Sub-assemblies Transceiver Modules Bowen
WP6 System Breadboard Integration and Field Trial Fibernova
WP7 Dissemination, Standardization and Exploitation Universitat Politècnica València

WP1: Management

Leader: Lancaster University

The objectives of WP1 are to exercise project coordination in terms of administrative, technical and organizational issues related to the project.

This work package is also aimed at establishing a fluid communication channel among the different partners and maintaining communications with the European Commission (EC).

WP2: Market Assessment and System Specifications

Leader: Bowen

The aim of the WP2 is to specify the operational functions of the applications targeted by TWEETHER. The parameters issued from the dimensioning analysis, network architecture, technology future capabilities will permit to issue system specifications and then radio sub-assemblies specifications: system and front- ends expected features will be fully established under feasibility and industrialization capabilities conditions.

An estimation of market will also be quantified with operators and analysts.

WP3: Travelling Wave Tube Power Amplifier Design and Fabrication

Leader: Thales Electron Devices

The WP3 is devoted to the fabrication of the enabling devices of the TWEETHER system, the power amplifier. Two novel Traveling Wave Tubes will be designed and simulated to achieve 40 W of output power over a relative bandwidth of at least 5%.

WP4: Radio Chip Set, Synthesiser, Filter and Antenna Development

Leader: OMMIC

The WP4 is devoted to the specification, development, fabrication and validation of a solid state GaAs chipset able to support the building of all the macro-components (CPE and infrastructure) of TWEETHER, according to the radio sub-system requirements defined at WP2.

WP5: W-band Sub-assemblies’ Transceiver Modules

Leader: Bowen

The main objective of this work package is to design and breadboard of the following radio modules:

• Transmitter to feed the TWT, receiver at the transmission hub

• Terminal transceiver.

These modules include the synthesizer and synchronization device as well as control and IF buffers.

WP6: System Breadboard Integration and Field Trial

Leader: Fibernova

The main objectives in this work package are the integration of the different system building blocks and their deployment in a wireless network platform for the demonstration and evaluation of the system’s performance, as well as for dissemination purposes among end-users and Telecom operators. The platform will be a campus-wide deployment where the capabilities of the W-band system could be demonstrated.

WP7: Dissemination, Standardization and Exploitation

Leader: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

The main dissemination objectives are to inform the scientific community of the technical results of the project to increase scientific interest, to promote the technological developments within the relevant industrial community to facilitate the step from the laboratory to the market, to inform worldwide standardization bodies to contribute and improve the current standards in the field of W-band and wireless broadband networks, and to raise the interest of final users such as telecom operators with the aim of generating expectation towards the project results and to share this awareness with the general public to encourage the search for new application fields.