HERON Working Groups
About Heron Consortium
HERON Working Groups
II. RAN Working Group
The RAN working group is managed by Dr Zion Hadad from RunEl.
RunEl played an instrumental role from the outset of HERON consortium activity in defining the 5G essential building blocks
(engines) which constitute the major share of HERON research areas and workplan. RAN group is engaged in the design and
implementation of two building blocks (engines) - PHy/MAC and Smart RRH.
The RAN Working Group undertakes close follow up of the progress in the 3gpp standard working group through active
participation in the standard meetings. The RAN group has significant contribution during the evaluation process of different
system concepts and finally, the selection of HERON system Architecture.
Main activities of RAN working group are the following:
1. Architecture definition and modulation methods for IOT, Massive MTC and M2M.
2. Algorithms adaptations to meet 5G specification in terms of power and spectrum efficiency.
3. COMP solutions and resources sharing between smart RRHs and transfer of information between
the BS in real time using Radio over Ethernet access or other suitable access
4. Development of advanced RRH platform with processing capability aimed to be integrated lately in
the System Demonstrator (POC). The endowed processing capability should be sufficient in carrying out
various missions. The RRH demonstrator should be capable of management by SDN, SON or scheduler
in the cloud, including split in function processing with the computing systems in the cloud and optimized
by NFV. The smart RRH will include autonomous solutions for cooperation among smart RRH.
5. Develop simulation for real time scheduler capable of assignment the transmission/reception parameters
for each Resource Block, mapping the levels of transmission matrices, precoding, transmission power etc.
The scheduler will hold the responsibility for mapping and the dynamic definition of the frame in real time
(Content awareness) thus enabling 5G applications such as IOT and M2M.
6. Testing of new correction codes, encryption, MIMO processors and the dynamic Frame of the new integrated
air interface for 5G, algorithms adaptation and methods for the PHy and MAC layers.
7. Coordination of the task teams activities mentioned later on - Task team 1 on error Correction Codes,
Task team 3 - Access and algorithms for MIMO management. Task team 6 on NOMA