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SARABAND

Smart Antenna and Radio for Access and Backhaul for Advanced Network noDes


Acronym: SARABAND
Project type: European
Period: 03-10-2011 / 02-10-2014
Reference: FP7-ICT-2011-288267
Coordinator: THALES COMMUNICATIONS & SECURITY SA
Web: www.sarabandfp7.eu
Research lines involved: Microwave Nanophotonics


Project description:
The SARABAND project aims at taking advantage of the Q-band frequency band (40,5 to 43,5 GHz) in a cost effective way to provide higher performing and integrated network nodes for the wireless backhaul of future mobile radio and last mile access for the digital divide by developing smart antennas and front-end radio modules. The use of millimeter waves, particularly at Q-band where 3GHz bandwidth has been regulated by EU, can bring large capacity with high throughputs, fast deployment, with lightweight and discrete equipment.


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Participants:

  • THALES COMMUNICATIONS & SECURITY SA (FRANCE)
  • SYSTREL SAS (FRANCE)
  • FIBERNOVA SYSTEMS SL (SPAIN)
  • ORTEH SPZOO (POLAND)
  • BLUWAN UK LIMITED (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES (FRANCE)
  • THALES SA (FRANCE)
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V (GERMANY)
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)