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MART4GTablet isacollaborativeproject
developedincollaborationwithGemalto,
Archos,EURECOM,WysipsandtheLPICM
IMNlabs. IthasbeenselectedbytheFrench
government for the12thR&Dcall forprojectsof the
FUI (FondUniqueInterministériel)
Thegroupaims todevelopthefirst4Gtablet
boastingpowerautonomyusingatransparent
photovoltaicfilm(Wysips) integratedintothe
screentorechargethetablet.Thepurpose isalso
tocut the“lastwire”that connects theequipment
tothepower supply.Thetabletswillachievethe
goalofnear totalpowerautonomythanks toa
transparentphotovoltaicfilmintegratedintothe
tablet screenandadvancedenergysavingand
management solutions.
EURECOM’scontributiontotheSMART
4GTabletproject isas follows:EURECOMis
inchargeof theGreenITresearchasapplied
tothetransmissionoptimizationthrough
methods locatedinthenetworks.Theproject
is theopportunitytocomplement thisdomain
withmethods fromtheuser terminal.Thegoal
is todevelopsystemapplications for thetablet
SMART 4G Tablet,
the first self-powered 4G tablet.
PROTON / PLATA
Programmable telematics
onboard radio
Carina
Schmidt Knorreck
Nationality
German
Contact
Carina.Knorreck
@eurecom.fr
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Due to increasing traffic and road den-
sities, the improvement of the driver’s
security has become a main issue in
the car industry. During the last years, research
focuswasmainlyon the car itself. Safety systems
such as airbags or ABShave become a standard
and latest technologies include even sensor
systems that measure the distance to other
cars and warn the driver to avoid collisions. In
context of the PLATA project, our aim is to enrich
the available information by enabling a com-
munication between the cars themselves. The
required combination of traffic data with local
environment data allows the design of entirely
new safety functions. Possible scenarios are to
inform the driver about safety-critical situations
likeobstacleswhilekeepinghimup todateabout
traffic jams, hotel information or local points of
interest at the same time.
Together with our project partners from aca-
demia and industry (Technical University of
Munich (TUM), BMW, Thales and IFFSTAR) we
concentrate on the development of a testbed
for the required standards (WLAN IEEE 802.11p
andDigital AudioBroadcasting - DAB) by actually
focusing on their coexistence on aSoftwareDefi-
ned Radio platform. An open research topic is
the implementation of a scheduler to ensure
a simultaneous processing of both standards
in real-time. The design of one single architec-
ture like the OpenAirInterface platform is of a
particular interest for automotive use cases, as
hardware cost and integrational complexity are
reduced significantly. Furthermore it enables an
easymaintenance aswell as an easy upgrade to
next-generation standards.
My thesis is about Software Defined Radio
architectureson car networks. Thereforemywork
on PLATA covers different levels of abstraction
that are all related to the OpenAirInterface plat-
form. Besides the design and implementationof
a Preprocessor for signal acquisition I ammainly
responsible for the design and implementation
of the 802.11p receiver. This work includes an
emulationprototype, a running prototype on the
platform and - together with our partners from
Munich - the design of a scheduling algorithm
to process the 802.11p receiver together with
the DAB.
web:
http://www.proton-plata.fr/
Thesis advisor
Raymond Knopp
University of origin
TU Stuttgart
thatmonitorandcontrol energyconsumption.
EURECOMisalsostudyinganddevelopinguser
applicationswhichleverageenergyconsumption
information.
Thesoftwaremanagementof theenergy
consumptionimpliesseveral technical
challenges, including: Intelligentlycontrolling
the functionsofatablet-typeterminalpowered
byvariousoptions.Howcanweturnoff certain
functionswhenthepower sourcedependson
lightexposure?Determiningtypicalprofiles
whichcanbeselectedbyusers toensureoptimal
usageof thetablet.Howcanwesegment these
userprofiles toavoidcreatingasettings list
without instructions?Designinguserapplications
whichuseconsumptioninformationtooptimize
theirbehavior.This is themostprospectivepart
of theproject.Canwedynamicallychangethe
behaviorof someapplicationsbasedonenergy
consumptiondata?Whatobjectivescanwegive
theseapplications?Toenhancetheiravailability
time-wise, toimprove featureoperationwithout
durationconstraints,or toachieveaminimal
performance?
Tomeet thesechallenges,EURECOMis
leveragingitsexpertise inengineeringand
developmentofLTEmobilecommunication
systemsaswellas theknow-howithasacquired
over theyears inthe implementationof
teachingmodules inSmartphoneapplication
development,particularlyAndroid.
contact:
Christian.Bonnet@eurecom.fr
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