Data transport networks connect and power increasingly heterogeneous terminals. They will have to evolve and become fully-fledged intelligent networks to support new applications or even more efficient services. To move from connected objects to connected intelligence – 6G, [1-3] – the constraints to be supported will be strong: connectivity (objects >100 billion), but also latency (tactile internet <1ms), throughput (>1Tbs), coverage (99%), localisation (<10cm)… and will pose new scientific and technological challenges.
Wireless networks up to 4G were human-centric; 5G  also includes objects , introducing machine-to-machine communications with the new applications envisaged in the IoT framework. However, the actual vision remains centralised, with data being sent to a remote service provider for processing. The network can be considered “stupid”. It merely provides communication links between intelligent entities.
The ARTS group wishes to develop research combining connectivity-security-IA-driving to go far beyond the capabilities envisaged by 5G by integrating intelligence into the radio network itself [6-7], making it transparent and fluid.
Our expertise covers several fields:
- Interference models (with IEMN and IRCICA) – impulsive noise, α-stable distribution, copula.
- NOMA solutions for LoRa networks (with IEMN and IRCICA) – Multi User Detectors.
- Information theory
- Multihop communications
- EMF field measures and reconstruction (with IEMN and Télécom Paris)
- Sensor networks experimental deployment (with IRCICA)
- Neuro-inspired ultra low power communications (with IRCICA and IEMN)
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