WAND (Wireless ATM Network Demonstrator)PERSON IN CHARGE: Merakos Lazaros
FUNDED BY: European Commission
START DATE: 01/09/1995
END DATE: 31/08/1997
The Magic WAND project (Wireless ATM Network Demonstrator) covers the whole range of functionality from basic (wireless) data transmission to shared multi-media applications. The primary goal of the project is to demonstrate that wireless access to ATM, capable of providing real multi-media services to mobile users, is technically feasible. The project partners have chosen to use the 5 GHz frequency band for the demonstrator and perform also studies on higher bit rate operation (>50 Mb/s (in the 17 GHz frequency band. This project consists of three major phases. In the first phase, system and component design are undertaken. In the second phase an implementation of the design is produced. The implementation, using mobile terminals based on the portable computers in combination with wireless Access Points (AP) serviced by an ATM switch, is as close as possible to the targeted functionality defined in the design phase. In the final phase, wireless ATM access system will be tested out with real end users to verify the system operation.