1. Agence Nationale de la Recherche: http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/
2. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS): http://www.cnrs.fr/index.php
PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
Imaginlab is a telco grade Next Generation Network which is dedicated to experimentation. All the technologies involved in ImaginLab are the pillars of Future Internet for telecommunication operators, broadcasters, content providers, application developers and end users.
ImaginLab targets are Interoperability and Compliancy Testing as well as Product and Services Usability Testing. ImaginLab promotes User Driven Innovation including User Panels management and relying on various methodologies like Focus groups, Benchmarking, On-line surveys …
Technical Environment includes:
- IMS Core Network and Services (Very High Speed Internet, Rich Communication Suite, …)
- Very High Bandwidth optical fibre Access Network (FTTH/FTTB)
- Very High Bandwidth cellular Access Network (4G LTE, 3GPP Rel.8 compliant, FDD, 2,6 GHz)
- Very High Bandwidth Broadcast Network (DVB-T2).
The THD experimental platform is an open platform for digital content and services businesses in the Ile-de-France region (around Paris). This is a cooperative project piloted by the competitiveness cluster Cap Digital which brings together many public and private partners. The THD platform seeks to accelerate the prototyping and industrialization of online innovative services. It comes into play for the final stage of R&D, the technological adjustment of the interface or the ergonomics of the service, via experimentation in real utilization conditions with optical fiber users.
More than thirty companies are already using the THD platform via 28 experimental digital services and content projects in domains such as e-learning, video games, serious games, 3D, HD video, videophones, search engines, IPTV, web 2.0…
SEANET project consists in developing ad hoc communication networks dedicated for high data rate ship-to-ship exchanges.
One of the main targets being to provide high data rate Internet to the ships while being on the open sea, different means enabling to interconnect these ad hoc networks to the rest of the world, such as satellite and ship-to shore communications, are considered in addition.
Such a network has to withstand the mobility of the nodes by using mechanisms of dynamic connectivity reconfiguration. Basic range and data rate requirements (30 Nautical Miles, 10Mbps) require the use of relaying functions and smart directional antennas.
SensLAB is a very large scale open wireless sensor network testbed. It provides automation tools to remotely deploy and easily experiments, assess and analyse results produced both by the user’s experiments and by the monitoring facilities offered by the testbed. In its current implementation, fully operational, SensLAB is based on the deployment of 1024 nodes among four interconnected sites in France, (Grenoble, Lille, Rennes and Strasbourg). Each site offers 256 nodes (two sites have mobile nodes) with different topologies (3D grids, 2D plans or more irregular topologies), environment and hardware specificities (868MHz or 2.54GHz). SensLAB will be extended thanks to the FIT project – Future Internet of Things – to gain more nodes (up to 2500), more powerful (ARM 3 and ARM 8 ) and will offer more than 200 mobile nodes. SensLAB is a key element of a global federation of testbeds that will play a key role in testing the Future Internet.