Projects

Advanced Radio Resource management for Wireless Services

Data Start Project

Jan-2001

UPC Project Responsible

Ferran Casadevall

Data End Project

Dec-2002

UPC Project Researchers

Ramon Agusti
Ramon Ferrus
Antoni Gelonch
Jordi Perez-Romero
Oriol Sallent
Anna Umbert

The ARROWS project aims at providing advanced Radio Resource Management (RRM) and Quality of Service (QoS) management solutions for the support of integrated voice and data services within the context of the 3G UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA). The project includes packet access, asymmetrical traffic and high bit-rate (up to 2Mbit/s) services for multimedia IP based applications. In summary, the main objectives of the project are:     

  • To develop, simulate, evaluate and validate advanced Radio Resource Management algorithms and procedures for an optimal    and efficient use of the radio resources provided by UTRA to enable high capacity for multiservice applications requiring high bit-rate (up to 2Mbit/s). Both TDD and FDD modes will be considered; in case of UTRA-TDD, advantage can be taken of an asymmetrical allocation of the resources (timeslots).
  • To achieve a specific QoS for packet switched services in the UTRA Network through the use and optimisation of QoS Management Functions.
  • To demonstrate the benefits of the developed RRM algorithms by means of multimedia IP based applications over a testbed.

Therefore, ARROWS contributes to the development of an efficient wireless access to Internet to make possible the provision of advanced data services. Such technology provides an easy access to a variety of different sources of information as well as to a wide range of services. The results of the project aims at maximise the capabilities of UTRAN, ensuring in particular the flexibility and quality needed for the provision of the multimedia services as expected by the customers

Publications Arrows

R. Ferrús, J. Rendon, A. Sfairopoulou, X. Revés, F. Casadevall , On the Impact of Prioritised Radio Resource Control on TCP Connections in a Downlink UMTS Channel , Proceedings of 15th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor And Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC04) , Barcelona (Spain) ,
05/Sep/2004 to 08/Sep/2004


J. Rendon, R. Ferrús, F. Casadevall, A. Sfairopoulou , Experimental analysis of TCP behaviour over a downlink UMTS channel under different scheduling strategies , 13th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit 2004 , Lion(France) ,
27/Jun/2004 to 29/Jun/2004


X. Revés, A. Umbert, A. Gelonch, F. Casadevall, R. Ferrús , Real-Time Demonstrator for QoS testing in 3G/4G mobile networks with IP multimedia applications , European Wireless 2004 , Barcelona (Spain) ,
24/Feb/2004 to 27/Feb/2004


O. Sallent, J. Pérez-Romero, R. Agustí , Optimizing Statistical Uplink Admission Control for W-CDMA , IEEE 57th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2003-Fall) , Orlando(USA) ,
06/Oct/2003 to 09/Oct/2003


J. Pérez-Romero, O.Sallent, R.Agustí, F.Casadevall , Performance Analysis of Radio Resource Management Strategies in UTRAN W-CDMA , 1st International Working Conference on Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Networks (HET-NETs’03) , Ilkley(UK) ,
24/Sep/2003 to 25/Sep/2003


F. Adelantado, O. Sallent, J. Perez-Romero, R. Agusti , Estudio de la correlación temporal del "factor f" en una red W-CDMA , XII Jornadas Telecom I+D , Madrid-Barcelona ,
19/Nov/2002 to 21/Nov/2002


O. Sallent, J. Perez-Romero, R. Agusti, J. Sanchez , Uplink RRM for Conversational and Interactive Services in UTRA-FDD , Proceedings of the Workshop on Multiaccess, Mobility and Teletraffic for Wireless Communications (MMT'02) , Ariel(Israel) ,
30/Sep/2002 to 04/Oct/2002


R. Ferrus, X. Reves, A. Umbert, F. Casadevall , Real-time emulation of RRM strategies for UMTS Bearer Services , IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (fall) , Vancouver (Canada) ,
24/Sep/2002 to 29/Sep/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti, J. Sanchez , Average and Peak interference Management in W-CDMA , 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications(PiMRC 2002) ,
16/Sep/2002 to 18/Sep/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti , Estrategias de gestión de recursos radio en UMTS , XVII Simposium nacional de la Unión Científica Internacional de Radio (URSI) , Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) ,
11/Sep/2002 to 13/Sep/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti, G. Pares , A downlink admission control algorithm for UTRA-FDD' , 4th IEEE Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks (MWCN 2002) , Stockholm (Sweden) ,
09/Sep/2002 to 11/Sep/2002


J. Sanchez, J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti , Mixing Conversational and Interactive Traffic in the UMTS Radio Access Network , 4th IEEE Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks (MWCN 2002) , Stockholm (Sweden) ,
09/Sep/2002 to 11/Sep/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti , Impact of User Location in W-CDMA Downlink Resource Allocation , IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA 2002) , Prague (Czech Republic) ,
02/Sep/2002 to 05/Sep/2002


R. Agusti, J. Perez-Romero, S. Ruiz, O. Sallent , Simulation tool to evaluate Radio Resource Management algorithms for UMTS , OPNETWORK 2002 Conference , Whasington D.C(USA) , 25/Aug/2002


X. Reves, A. Umbert, R. Ferrus, F. Casadevall , Implementation of a real-time UMTS testbed in a PC network , 3rd ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing , Madrid(Spain) ,
26/Jun/2002 to 28/Jun/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti , Downlink Packet Scheduling for a Two-Layered Streaming Video Service in UMTS , IST Mobile & Wireless Telecommunications Summit , Thessaloniki(Greece) ,
16/Jun/2002 to 19/Jun/2002


R. Ferrus, A. Umbert, X. Reves, F. Casadevall, R. Skehill, I. Rice , ARROWS UMTS Testbed Description , IST Mobile & Wireless Telecommunications Summit , Thessaloniki(Greece) ,
16/Jun/2002 to 19/Jun/2002


S. Ruiz, J.J.Olmos, F. Casadevall , Dynamic power allocation and RRM parameters , IST Mobile & Wireless Telecommunications Summit , Thessaloniki(Greece) ,
16/Jun/2002 to 19/Jun/2002


J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti , Admission Control for different UE-MAC Algorithms in UTRA-FDD , Proceedings of the Third International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies , London(England) ,
08/May/2002 to 10/May/2002


A. Hernández Solana, A. Valdovinos, F. Casadevall , Multimedia Traffic Management for Packetized Uplink Transmission in WCDMA UMTS , Proceedings of the European Mobile Communication , Florencia(Italy) , 26/Feb/2002


J. Perez-Romero, R. Agusti, O. Sallent, F. Casadevall , Mecanismos de asignación de recursos para la mitigación de interferencias intercelulares en UTRA TDD , XI Jornadas Telecom I+D , Madrid-Barcelona ,
21/Nov/2001 to 22/Nov/2001


J. Perez-Romero, R. Agusti, O. Sallent, F. Casadevall , Packet Transmission strategies to Provide Quality of Service in a TDD-TD/CDMA system , Proceedings of the PIMRC 2001 , San Diego (USA) ,
30/Sep/2001 to 03/Oct/2001
, pp: 147 - 151 , ISBN: 0-7803-7244-1/01


N.P. Magnani, F. Casadevall, A. Gelonch, S. Mc Grath, M. Ricardo, I. Berberana , Overview of the ARROWS Project , IST Mobile Communications Summit 2001 , Sitges(Barcelona) ,
09/Sep/2001 to 12/Sep/2001


R.Agusti, O. Sallent, J.Perez-Romero, J. Ruela, C. Guerrini , ARROWS Strategies for RRM , IST Mobile Communications Summit , Sitges(Barcelona) ,
09/Sep/2001 to 12/Sep/2001


O.Sallent, J. Perez-Romero, R. Agusti, F. Casadevall , Provisioning Multimedia Wireless Networks for better QoS: RRM Strategies for 3G W-CDMA , IEEE Communications Magazine , Feb-2003 , Vol: 41 , Nº: 2 , pp: 100 - 106


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