The ICT industry is, quite rightly, criticized for its rapidly rising energy usage, contributions to CO2 emissions and for not taking its responsibility to the environment seriously. This increasing energy consumption of the ICT infrastructures has a direct and negative impact on the environment, the service operators, the manufacturers, and the society. The goal of the FRINATEK project TIDENET is to develop the green communication networks of the future. The project will tackle three key challenges: (1) it will include thorough theoretical studies to understand the fundamental tradeoffs between energy usage and communication quality (e.g., QoS and secrecy level); 2) it will propose untraditional approaches to adaptive power management in communications networks. This includes addressing hard optimization problems with game-theoretical methods; and 3) the project will explore social concepts to design intelligent power saving schemes. At the end of the project the developed techniques will be integrated into a proof-of-concept testbed, where significant energy usage reduction will be demonstrated. The project will be executed in tight collaboration with world-class researchers from Europe, USA and Asia. The completion of one PhD student and one postdoc will provide highly sought after competence in green communication networks.
Project leader: Yan Zhang
Category: Øvrige forskningsinstitutter
Institution: SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS