Blue Space

Building on the Use of Spatial Multiplexing 5G Networks Infrastructure and Showcasing Advanced technologies and Networking Capabilities

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

BlueSpace addresses the challenges of increased capacity, scalability, manageability, resource allocation of 5G networks by adopting a pragmatic yet disruptive and future proof approach. The core concept of this project is exploiting the added value of Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM) in the Radio Access Network. 

   With efficient beamforming interface for the pragmatic Ka-band wireless transmission band, BlueSpace proposition offers unrivalled characteristics that include:Increased bandwidth using massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) with the fiber medium by exploiting space diversity in the RF domain with efficient beam-steering in the photonic domainA compact infrastructure that is reconfigurable by means of Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigmsFull integration with existing approaches for access networks such as Passive Optical Networks (PONs).

Eulambia's Role

Was to lead the activities, related to the design and development of the Analog Radio-over-Fiber (ARoF) transceivers and develop a 800MHz extended 5G NR baseband unit (BBU)

Project Links

5gPPP Bluespace project link
Bluespace project CORDIS EU

Project Materials