Use cases and high-level architecture specification
Work Package 1 (WP1) has started its activities by identifying a relevant set of use cases addressable by the project, along five vertical markets: telecommunications, automotive, manufacturing, media, and health. For each use case, we describe its context and relevance, identify the different CONVERGE tools that may be used to address the use case and how they can help solving specific needs, and describe the data types involved. As an example, for the telecommunications vertical we have proposed a vision-aided proactive handover use case, where based on video cameras or LiDAR sensors deployed at the 5G FR2 gNBs, a machine-learning algorithm can predict mmWave signal blockage and trigger vison-aided proactive handover to another Radio Unit (RU).
Another important outcome of WP1 was the definition of the CONVERGE high-level architecture which comprises three main components: the CONVERGE Chamber for physical experiments using a combination of gBN, UE and LIS (Large Intelligent Surface), the CONVERGE Simulator, where a digital twin of the Chamber can be used for planning and testing scenarios, and the CONVERGE Core for user interface, experiment control, storing datasets and ML model management. This division facilitates both physical and virtual experiments, including mobility of equipment, and ensures efficient interfacing and data management. The CONVERGE high-level architecture will be implemented as a service-oriented architecture aligned with a 5G core network architecture and therefore based on 3GPP.
More info: contact Paulo Marques.