Research in Cocoon is structured in four main areas:
A – Networking aspects
Conceptual design of new architectures for wireless networks as a foundation for an integrating communication infrastructure that enables numerous and diverse applications, which are not realisable with existing network structures.
B – Signal processing
Development of advanced algorithms for an integrating communication infrastructure. The algorithms take into account the requirements found in a smart city such as a high number of communication nodes, a high density of nodes and heterogenous transmission protocols.
C – Transceiver architectures
Design and modelling of dynamically reconfigurable transceiver architectures that include fully controllable High Frequency frontends.
D – Integration and verification
Integration of the solutions from the areas networking aspects, signal processing and transceiver architectures in view of interference suppression, optimisation of energy consumption, channel capacity and quality of service.