Brief description of the organisation
The Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague is the biggest technical university in Czech Republic, founded 300 years ago. The university is composed of seven faculties, where study together more than 25 000 students. The project team of CTU is from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Telecommunication Engineering.
The Czech Technical University in Prague is the biggest technical university in Czech Republic, founded 300 years ago. The university is composed of seven faculties, where study together more than 25 000 students. The project team of CTU is from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Telecommunication Engineering. The department performs teaching (bachelor, master and doctoral study programs) and research activities in the telecommunication domain. The department includes about 3 Full Professors, 6 Associated Professors, 18 Assistant Professors and roughly 40 Ph.D. students. Expertise of the group includes design and development of telecommunications blocks, planning and optimization of wired/wireless networks, QoS and performance analysis, digital signal processing, network security algorithms, location based services, and development of mobile applications. The research activities of the department are supported by EU FP7 projects, Leonardo da Vinci projects, projects funded by Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. The department disposes of R&D Centre for mobile application that represents a fully operational experimental 2,5G network. Within the centre, several projects founded by third parties (Vodafone, IBM, Ericsson, etc.) are under work from area of mobile and wireless networks.
Main tasks attributed in the project
CTU will be mainly involved in WP3 and WP5, contributing to all activities with major focus on radio resource management and network security. Further, CTU will contribute to WP6 with developing Android application for project demonstrator. CTU will lead WP2 in which it will also participate on specification of operational scenarios, requirement and network architecture. CTU will participate also in dissemination of TROPIC results (WP7) through scientific and technical conferences, journals, teaching courses, studentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s projects and thesis.
Previous experience relevant to those tasks
The current project team was involved in EU FP6 project FIREWORKS. Further, the project team was involved in EU FP7 projects ROCKET and FREEDOM. Additionally, the team closely cooperates with many Telco companies based in Czech Republic such as Vodafone, Sitronics, Cisco, etc. Through participation in these projects the team gained profound know-how in 3GPP LTE(-A) and IEEE802.16 systems in areas such as handovers, power control, link adaptation, L2/MAC signalling and optimization, cross layer interactions or communication security.