Integration of Communication and Sensing in 6G: A Joint Industrial and Academic Perspective
Paper in proceeding, 2021

6G will likely be the first generation of mobile communication that will feature tight integration of localization and sensing with communication functionalities. Among several worldwide initiatives, the Hexa-X flagship project stands out as it brings together 25 key players from adjacent industries and academia, and has among its explicit goals to research fundamentally new radio access technologies and high-resolution localization and sensing. Such features will not only enable novel use cases requiring extreme localization performance, but also provide a means to support and improve communication functionalities. This paper provides an overview of the Hexa-X vision alongside the envisioned use cases. To close the required performance gap of these use cases with respect to 5G, several technical enablers will be discussed, together with the associated research challenges for the coming years.

Author

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks, Communication Systems

Deep Shrestha

Ericsson

Carlos Morais De Lima

University of Oulu

Vijaya Yajnanarayana

Ericsson

Bjorn Richerzhagen

Siemens

Furkan Keskin

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks, Communication Systems

Kim Schindhelm

Siemens

Alejandro Ramirez

Siemens

Andreas Wolfgang

Qamcom Research & Technology

Mar Francis De Guzman

Aalto University

Katsuyuki Haneda

Aalto University

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks, Communication Systems

Robert Baldemair

Ericsson

Stefan Parkvall

Ericsson

IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC

Vol. 2021-September
9781728175867 (ISBN)

32nd IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021
Virtual, Helsinki, Finland,

A flagship for B5G/6G vision and intelligent fabric of technology enablers connecting human, physical, and digital worlds (Hexa-X )

European Commission (EC) (101015956-Hexa-X), 2021-01-01 -- 2023-06-30.

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Communication Systems

Computer Science

DOI

10.1109/PIMRC50174.2021.9569364

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