OBJECTIVES
Objectives | Technical Approach | Expected Achievements/Impact

The objective of the AROMA project is to devise and assess a set of specific resource management strategies and algorithms for both the access and core network part that guarantee the end-to-end QoS in the context of an all-IP heterogeneous network.The objective of the AROMA project is to devise and assess a set of specific resource management strategies and algorithms for both the access and core network part that guarantee the end-to-end QoS in the context of an all-IP heterogeneous network.

AROMA project aims not only to asses and maximize the potential benefits coming from the medium-term evolution of the considered radio-access technologies (e.g. HSDPA/HSUPA; MBMS ) but in parallel also to promote and investigate potential benefits coming from a long-term evolution towards an all IP heterogeneous mobile and wireless network architecture. In that context, the RAN architecture should be also evolved to accommodate future IP-based networks, which allow a common transport even in different access networks, simple resource management, and easy heterogeneous inter-working.

On the other hand, in order to support end-to-end QoS in a heterogeneous wired and wireless mobile environment, an appropriate interaction between the QoS management entities of the core network (CN) and the Common Radio Resource Management (CRRM) in the radio part is crucial. These kinds of issues are extensively covered in the project.

Last but not least, it is also prime important to carry out economic evaluation on the impacts of the novel architecture solutions considered by the project

In summary AROMA aims at providing tangible contributions, in terms of resource management, for the future all IP heterogeneous wireless systems, which will take into account 2G/2.5/3G (e.g. GERAN, UTRAN ) and 3.5G networks (e.g. HSDPA), including the newly emerging RAN technologies (e.g. WLAN , WIMAX ) and services, for the 2010-2015 time frame.

In order to accomplish these objectives, the project evolves around two main activities:

  1. Algorithmic development and simulation by means of advanced simulation tools, and
  2. Demonstration of the technology by means of implementing real-time testbeds for proof of concepts.

It is a further purpose of the project to contribute actively to the different standardisation for a. Results obtained in AROMA are expected to be of significant momentum, the beneficiaries to which are service-providers, operators, manufacturers and end-users.

AROMA BROCHURE