Support of 3GPP Standardization of a Satellite 5G Component.

The ALIX project will develop contributions and advocate positions favorable to the satellite communications sector, and specifically to ESA ARTES participating-state industry, within the 3GPP process. Work on Release 16 will begin in March 2018 and will address all requirements and use cases, including a New Radio (NR) interface -waveform suitable for satellite usage and Layer 2/3 protocol compatibility with satellite.


Partners of the ALIX (ESA) project

Focus of Nomor

  • 3GPP contributions in the area of NR Layer 2 and NR Radio Resource Configuration (Layer 3) protocol supporting satellites

Project details

  • ESA ARTES Program – Future Preparation
  • Runtime: 24 months (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019)
  • Overall Budget: 400 K€
  • Nomor budget: 75 K€
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