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RadioWeaves for efficient connectivity : Analysis and impact of constraints in actual deployments

Van Der Perre, Liesbet LU ; Larsson, Erik G. ; Tufvesson, Fredrik LU ; Strycker, Lieven De ; Bjornson, Emil and Edfors, Ove LU (2020) 53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019 p.15-22
Abstract

We present a new type of wireless access infrastructure consisting of a fabric of dispersed electronic circuits and antennas that collectively function as a massive, distributed antenna array. We have chosen to name this new wireless infrastructure 'RadioWeaves' and anticipate they can be integrated into indoor and outdoor walls, furniture, and other objects, rendering them a natural part of the environment. Technologically, RadioWeaves will deploy distributed arrays to create both favorable propagation and antenna array interaction. The technology leverages on the ideas of large-scale intelligent surfaces and cell-free wireless access. Offering close to the service connectivity and computing, new grades in energy efficiency,... (More)

We present a new type of wireless access infrastructure consisting of a fabric of dispersed electronic circuits and antennas that collectively function as a massive, distributed antenna array. We have chosen to name this new wireless infrastructure 'RadioWeaves' and anticipate they can be integrated into indoor and outdoor walls, furniture, and other objects, rendering them a natural part of the environment. Technologically, RadioWeaves will deploy distributed arrays to create both favorable propagation and antenna array interaction. The technology leverages on the ideas of large-scale intelligent surfaces and cell-free wireless access. Offering close to the service connectivity and computing, new grades in energy efficiency, reliability, and low latency can be reached. The new concept moreover can be scaled up easily to offer a very high capacity in specific areas demanding so. In this paper we anticipate how two different demanding use cases can be served well by a dedicated RadioWeaves deployment: a crowd scenario and a highly reflective factory environment. A practical approach towards a RadioWeaves prototype, integrating dispersed electronics invisibly in a room environment, is introduced. We outline the many and diverse R&D challenges that need to be addressed to realize the great potential of the RadioWeaves technology.

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cell-free wireless access, energy efficient and ultra reliable connectivity, large-scale antenna arrays, RadioWaves
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2019 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
editor
Matthews, Michael B. and
article number
9048825
pages
8 pages
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
53rd Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2019
conference location
Pacific Grove, United States
conference dates
2019-11-03 - 2019-11-06
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  • scopus:85083312611
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9781728143019
9781728143002
DOI
10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048825
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English
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  author       = {Van Der Perre, Liesbet and Larsson, Erik G. and Tufvesson, Fredrik and Strycker, Lieven De and Bjornson, Emil and Edfors, Ove},
  booktitle    = {2019 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers},
  editor       = {Matthews, Michael B.},
  isbn         = {9781728143019},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {15--22},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {RadioWeaves for efficient connectivity : Analysis and impact of constraints in actual deployments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048825},
  doi          = {10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048825},
  year         = {2020},
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