Towards ultra-reliable, low latency and low power machine-type communications with short packets

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Funder's project number: 331694

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 10 500,00

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Project timetable

Project start date: 27/01/2020

Project end date: 31/12/2021


In this project, the objective is to enable the ultra-reliable and low-latency Machine-Type Communications (MTC) with short packets in the era of Internet of Things (IoT). At first, we aim to provide fundamental theoretical analysis on the reliability and latency performance of multi-hop MTC. Instead of the assumption of long packet transmission, we explicitly study the impact of short packet transmission, which may lead to potential breakthrough to enable IoT from the information theory point of view. In addition, we will investigate the secrecy performance of short packet transmission from physical layer aspects. Then, taking into low-power features into consideration, we propose novel transmission protocol to optimize reliability and latency, and obtain the optimal or trade-off solutions in the finite blocklength regime by finding optimal packet length. The outcome of the project is to obtain fundamental analysis and optimization proposals, which will be contributed to either patent or academic papers, and as the start of further project cooperation.

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