Overall Objectives
Research Program
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Equipex FIT- Future Internet of Things (2011-..., 1.064 keuros)

The FIT projet is a national equipex (equipement d'excellence), headed by the Lip6 laboratory. As a member of Inria, Socrate is in charge of the development of an Experimental Cognitive Radio platform that should be used as test-bed for sdr terminals and cognitive radio experiments. This should be operational in 2013 for a duration of 7 years. To give a quick view, the user will have a way to configure and program through Internet several sdr platforms (mimo , siso , and baseband processing nodes).

ANR - Cormoran - “Cooperative and Mobile Wireless Body Area Networks for Group Navigation” (2012-2015, 150 keuros)

Cormoran project targets to figure out innovative communication functionalities and radiolocation algorithms that could benefit from inter/intra-ban cooperation. More precisely, the idea is to enable accurate nodes/body location, as well as Quality of Service management and communications reliability (from the protocol point of view), while coping with inter-ban coexistence, low power constraints and complying with the IEEE 802.15.6 standard. The proposed solutions will be evaluated in realistic applicative scenarios, hence necessitating the development of adapted simulation tools and real-life experiments based on hardware platforms. For this sake, Cormoran will follow an original approach, mixing theoretical work (e.g. modelling activities, algorithms and cross-layer phy /mac /nwk design) with more practical aspects (e.g. channel and antennas measurement campaigns, algorithms interfacing with real platforms, demonstrations).

ANR - MetalibM - “Automatic Generation of Function and Filters” (2014-2017, 200 keuros)

The goal of the Metalibm project is to provide a tool for the automatic implementation of mathematical (libm) functions. A function f is automatically transformed into machine-proven C code implementing an polynomial approximation in a given domain with given accuracy. This project is led by Inria, with researchers from Socrate and AriC; PEQUAN team of Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris; DALI team from Université de Perpignan Via Domitia and Laboratoire d’Informatique, Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM); and SFT group from Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire (CERN).

FUI SMACS - “SMart And Connected Sensors” (2013-2016, 267 keuros)

The SMACS projet targets the deployement of an innovating wireless sensor network dedicated to many domains sport, health and digital cities. The projet involves Socrate (Insavalor), Hikob and wireless broadcasting company Euro Media France. The main goal is to develop a robust technologie enabling real-time localization of mobile targets (like cyclist for instance), at a low energy (more generaly low cost). The technology will be demonstrated at real cycling races (Tour de France 2013 and 2014). One of the goal is to include localisation information with new radio technology. Another subject of study is distributed wireless consensus algorithms for maintaining a neighborhood knowledge with a low energy budget that scales (more than 200 cycles together)

ADT Sytare (Développement d'un SYsTème embArqué faible consommation à mémoiRE persistante) ADT Inria 2015-2017

The SYTARE project aims to develop and study novel operating system mechanisms for NVRAM-based embedded systems. The term NVRAM collectively describes an emerging generation of memory technologies which are both non-volatile and byte-addressable. These two properties together make the classical RAM+ROM memory architecture obsolete, and enable the design of embedded systems running on intermittent power. This is very attractive in the context of energy-constrained scenarios, for instance systems harvesting their power from the environment. But working with NVRAM also poses novel challenges in terms of software programming. For instance, application state consistency must be guaranteed accross reboots, even though the system includes both NVRAM and volatile elements (e.g. CPU, hardware peripherals). The SYTARE project is funded by Inria via the ADT program.

ADT CorteXlab, ADT Inria 2015-2017

The Socrate project-team is in charge of the FIT/CorteXlab platform (section  6.6 ). This platform makes use of many complex technologies from signal processing to computer science through micro-electornics and FPGA. The objectiv of the CorteXlab ADT is to maintain a support to the user of the FPGA-based platform of CorteXlab and to provide tutorial and running experiment that will help them in builing experimentation using the PicoSDR machines.

Taiwan III - research proposal on 5G M2M 2015-2016

In the context of the MoU signed between Inria and The National Science Council of Taiwan. Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) and Socrate signed a one-year contract for a research proposal containing two items: a first to study the OFDMA-based RACH access from theoretical or mathematical models and a second to set up an experiment in CorteXlab that will emulate a given number of M2M device using a narrow band radio protocol and record the resulting radio environment. This document described in more detail the research proposal.