The ARIADNE project plans to bring together a novel high frequency advanced radio architecture and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) network processing and management approach into a new type of intelligent communications system Beyond 5G. The new intelligent system approach is necessary because the scale and complexity of the new radio attributes in the new frequency ranges cannot be optimally operated using traditional network management approaches.
The ARIADNE project will enable efficient high-bandwidth wireless communications by developing three complementary but critical new technologies for Beyond 5G networks in an integrated and innovative way:
ARIADNE will develop new radio technologies for communications using the above 100GHz D-Band frequency ranges. (Pillar 1)
ARIADNE will exploit the opportunities emerging for advanced connectivity based on metasurfaces where objects in the environment can become tunable reflectors for shaping the propagation environment in D-band. (Pillar 2)
ARIADNE will employ Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to management necessary for the high frequency communications and dynamic assignment and reconfiguration of the metasurfaces to provide continuous reliable High Bandwidth connections in the Beyond 5G scenario. (Pillar 3)
NCSRD role: NCSRD participates in ARIADNE with two research groups one specializing in wireless communications and the other in complex event recognition, bridging the world of telecommunications with that of machine learning. Thus, NCSRD will contribute to channel modelling, system level analysis, will lead the effort of novel D-Band antennas design and will also have major contribution in machine learning techniques.