The objectives of the FARAMIR project are:

  • To develop a comprehensive technology chain and show how radio environmental information can be measured, collected, and represented efficiently employing Radio Environmental Map (REM) techniques. We will develop and demonstrate reference architecture and functional entities. Furthermore, we will develop key-parts of a context-sensitive Radio Resource Manager (RRM) and demonstrate its capability to optimise heterogeneous networks.
  • To conduct spectrum occupancy measurements in several European sites with different equipments and frequency bands to provide real-world data for the spectrum occupancy modelling community. This data will be shared openly and transparently with other technical communities. The data will provide an objective, scientific basis for the quantifiable debate on the availability of “free spectrum”.
  • To develop necessary data models, software and protocol frameworks for exchanging spectrum data, and studies the tradeoffs between exchanging a large amount of data and possible errors in the data modelling. We will take into account different scenarios and architectures, such as operator centric, distributed and heterogeneous system. The right amount of sampling and data exchange is a challenge that will be considered. We will use innovative new concepts such as Value of Perfect Information to quantify the benefits of REM-data measurements for RRM optimisation.
  • To develop radio resource management concepts that significantly increase operational efficiency of both legacy and future networks. This is achieved by exploiting the available radio environmental information. Our (Cognitive) RRM concept will leverage the earlier work of Cognitive Resource Manager, which is made available to the project. The work will use modern measurement-based modelling and optimisation methods, including machine-learning based optimisers.