EU FP6 IST-2003-507581 WINNER, D3.2 Description of identified new relay based radio network deployment
Following the WINNER vision of a ubiquitous radio system providing wireless access for a wide range of
services and applications across all environments D3.2 has consequently continued the work of D3.1
towards a WINNER deployment concept. To cover the requirements of a WINNER RAN the flexible
node architecture has been further elaborated. The envisaged WINNER modes are taken into account by
multi-mode protocol architecture that allows to exploit commonalities between different modes leading to
a very flexible protocol and a close integration of the WINNER modes.
The first steps towards concepts harmonisation are presented by categorising the large number of
deployment concept proposals coming from D3.1 into logical groups. Further results on the comparison
between single-hop and multi-hop are shown in D3.2 accompanied by the presentation and assessment of
related routing strategies. Also the cooperative relaying concept has been driven forward and new results
have been achieved in this field.
Next to multi-hop, the single hop based deployment concepts have been elaborated partly with respect to
new air interface technologies. Finally D3.2 describes a system level simulation methodology to simulate
the deployment concepts based on the new WINNER air interface taking the agreed scenarios into