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Enabling a holistic management of communication/computation/cache resources through 3D communications

Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
SKY-EDGE
Funding entity
AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
Funding entity code
EIN2019-103057
Amount
16.000,00 €
Start date
2019-06-01
End date
2020-12-31
Keywords
3D coverage, Comunicaciones inalámbricas, cobertuda 3D, computación en los extremos de la nube, edge cloud computing, gestión conjunta de recursos, joint resource management, wireless communications
Abstract
The goal of Sky-Edge is to design a system able to deliver pervasive cloud services to mobile users on demand, exploiting a 3D radio coverage and
extending the edge cloud to the sky by incorporating mobile edge computing (MEC) hosts placed on aerial platforms. The ambition is to give mobile
users the feeling of having a pervasive distributed computer following them, also in area not covered by a fixed infrastructure. Fulfilling this ambition
builds on the joint optimization of communication, computation, and cache resources and on a careful orchestration of a plethora of heterogenous aerial
platforms, namely Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) and low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, each with its own
potentials and criticalities. Sky-Edge MEC hosts will offer communication, computing, and storage functionalities ready to execute both virtual network
functions (VNF) of the 5G service-based architecture and MEC user appliances, while taking care of the necessary energy constraints both of the aerial
devices and mobile terminals. The distinguishing feature of Sky-Edge with respect to the state of the art is the exploitation of aerial and terrestrial
platforms not only to improve radio Access capability but to move the edge cloud to the sky by incorporating MEC functionalities on aerial platforms. This
makes possible to deliver MEC services when and where needed, providing an effective way to handle delay-sensitive cloud computing requests that are
highly varying across space and time.
Scope
Adm. Estat
Plan
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020
Resoluton year
2019
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Funding call
Acciones de dinamización Europa Investigación
Grant institution
Agencia Estatal De Investigacion

Participants