Consortium

DUPLO brings together a strong consortium combining participants from diverse disciplines, providing both strategic view and insights into technical problems in specific areas. The partners combine cutting-edge reseach with practical experience on wireless communications system and product development. DUPLO consortium combines partner from 6 EU countries: Finland, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom and France.

 

The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) provides high quality master and doctoral level education in Wireless Communications Engineering. Research within DCE is organised under the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC).  The fundamental research focuses on signal processing and radio engineering, radio access and network topologies and future wireless internet. 

University of OULU is the current technical and administrative manager of DUPLO poject. Previous project coordinator was lead by Resesas Mobile,however this company left DUPLO consortium in January 2014.

Moreover, OULU will provide to DUPLO expertise on physical layer techniques, system level solutions and their experience on wireless communications test platforms.

 

 TTI is a SME that was founded in 1996 with 100% private capital, and today remains as an independent and private limited society. Currently TTI comprises an expanding team of more than 100 highly qualified engineers well supported by key lab and fabrication assets. TTI works in the technological forefronts of space, military, telecommunications, science, and information technology sectors. Its main expertise areas are Active Antennas (Fully flat, electronic scanning, L, S, X, KU, KA bands), Microwave and RF technologies (active elements as SSPA&LNA, frequency converters and synthesisers, as well as integrated equipment, sub-systems and systems), and Satellite Systems Engineering.

TTI will provide to DUPLO their expertise on antenna technologies, system design, prototyping, integration and testing on advanced RF an microwave components.

 

Inter-university Microelectronics Center (IMEC) is a world-leading independent research center in nano-electronics and nanotechnology. IMEC vzw is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands (IMEC-NL), offices in the US, China and Taiwan, and representatives in Japan. Its staff of more than 1,900 people includes over 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. IMEC's More Moore research targets semiconductor scaling for sub-32nm nodes. With its More than Moore research, IMEC invents technology for nomadic embedded systems, wireless autonomous transducer solutions, biomedical electronics, photovoltaics, organic electronics and GaN power electronics.  IMEC's research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technological development in industry.

IMEC will provide to DUPLO their RF expertise and will contribute to the development of RF circuits that can cancel the self-interference in full-duplex radio transceivers.

 

The University of Twente accommodates 3,300 scientists and professionals to carry out ground-breaking research, bring about socially relevant innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more than 9,000 students. To us, entrepreneurship comes as second nature. The IC Design group is part of the department of Electrical Engineering and also part of the CTIT Institute at the University of Twente. The group has a research focus in the field of design of analogue, RF and, mixed-signal Integrated Circuits (ICs). The group creates and develops new techniques at both circuit level and system level, which are evaluated in fabricated test chips. Many of our techniques are later applied into ICs by industry and finally find their way to a multitude of electronic products on the market.

University of Twente will provide to DUPLO project expertise on RF circuit design and will contribute to the development of RF circuit solutions for self-interference cancellation.

 

 Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR), University of Surrey, is the largest academic research centre in mobile and satellite communications in Europe. Established for over 15 years as one of a number of autonomous research centres at the University of Surrey, CCSR now houses some 140 researchers including around 100 PhD students, and is currently active in over 30 research projects. CCSR is an established world-class research centre within a 5*A research rated EE department with state of the art research facilities and environments such as a large scale experimental testbeds, excellent computing facilities and close links with industry (around 50 industrial partners around the world).

University of Surrey will provide to DUPLO expertise on digital signal processing, system level solutions and their expertise on test platforms.

 

 Thales Communications & Security (TCS) is one of the few companies in the world to address all telecommunications segments. In fact Thales Group addresses: radio-communications, IP networks, satellite communication, network administration and security. TCS is a major branch of the Thales Group that has a long experience in mission critical Information Systems and secure infrastructures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. The TCS lab involved in the project is the Advanced Information Technology Laboratory (TAI) whose mandate is to investigate architectures and technologies for future networks and ICT systems within the Advanced Studies department in TCS. TAI personnel includes network experts, especially for fixed and mobile IP network design, security architects for networks and information systems, information system experts on architecture and modelling aiming to increase adaptability and dependability.

Thales will provide to DUPLO their network expertise and will contribute to full-duplex networks related topics.