Wireless LANs for UMTS

PI's: Kaveh Pahlavan (CWINS/WPI)), Jaakko Talviti (CWC/U. of Oulu, Finland)
Personnnel: Ali Zahedi, Prashant Krishnamurthy, Ahmad Hatami, Yan Xu
Personnel (Finland): Jari Vallstrom, Roman Pichna, Juha-Pekka Makela, Mika Ylianttila
Sponsored by TEKES, Nokia and Sonera, Finland

This project aims at the implementation of the high speed wireless LAN (WLAN) like services into the UMTS. It determines the specifications of the WLAN services that fit the UMTS and develops the algorithm and methodology for the multi-rate data services in which, transparent to the user application, the mobile data service falls back from the wireless LAN mode to a backup low speed mobile data service.

In its first stage, the project provides an overview of the existing wideband wireless local communication industry. It covers the evolution of the products and market as well as the emerging standardized technologies and other worldwide activities.

The work is done in close co-operation with Professor Jaakko Talvitie, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland