Communication projects in 2010 Euramet Industry call

Published by National Physical Laboratory

If you face challenges in getting accurate measurements of the performance of your planned wireless products (especially as we move to very high speeds) you may be interested in being involved in proposals that the National Physical Laboratory is preparing for European funding. Involvement will give you access to state of the art tools and techniques and give you the opportunity to influence the development of future tools and techniques.

Opportunity to collaborate on next generation techniques for measuring performance in wireless communications

Aims

We have formed a consortium of European National Measurement Institutes to bid for funds under the Euramet 2010 Industry Call. We are seeking industrial collaborators and supporters from the Cambridge Wireless Membership for projects that provide measurement infrastructure to the RF communications industry.

Background

Euramet, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes released a call for industry focussed project proposals from European National Measurement Institutes, such as NPL in the UK. Within this call there are three specific research topics (SRT) that focus on the wireless communications industry:
1. SRT08 Radio frequency metrology for wireless networks in industrial environments
2. SRT09 Metrology for ultrafast electronics and high-speed communications
3. SRT10 Metrology for high-speed microelectronics.
Details can be found at http://www.emrponline.eu/call2010/srti.html and http://www.emrponline.eu/call2010/index.html.

The successful projects will start in late 2011 and run for three years.

Why your support is important

It is important to note that communications is only one of the industries targeted and the allocation of funds is competitive with an overall expected success rate of about 50%. The funding is provided for the NMIs only but unfunded industry partners can gain significantly from collaboration by access to results and through direction of the work.

Projects are equally rated on scientific excellence and industrial impact so we need your collaboration to ensure that the projects are correctly focussed and this industry is supported.

How we create impact

Within the Metrology for ultrafast electronics and high-speed communications project we plan a multilayer approach with free software tools for uncertainty calculation, best practice guides, workshops and publications. Collaborate with us so that we can do it better.

What we need from you

We need an email or letter of support before the submission date (11th October 2010)

Contact information

SRT08i Michael Collett Michael.Collett@npl.co.uk
SRT09i David Humphreys david.humphreys@npl.co.uk
SRT10i Nick Ridler nick.ridler@npl.co.uk 

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