METIS deliverables D1.4, D2.4, D3.3, D4.3, D6.5 and D7.3 were completed in February 2015 and are now available at https://www.metis2020.com/documents/deliverables/.
In D1.4 on ”METIS channel models” the end user scenarios, test cases and requirements envisioned by the METIS project are mapped to propagation scenarios. Furthermore they are analyzed for deriving a new set of requirements relevant for radio channel and propagation modelling. Since none of the existing channel models in the literature satisfies all these requirements, METIS has developed new channel models based on extensive measurement campaigns and analysis complemented by computer simulations. The developed METIS channel models consist of a map-based model, a stochastic model, and a hybrid model derived from both, to provide a flexible and scalable channel modelling framework. In addition, guidelines including practical examples are provided for utilizing the models in simulations.
D2.4 on “Proposed solutions for new radio access” represents the final report on the METIS radio link research. It provides a comprehensive and self-contained summary of all investigated technology components (TeCs), including evaluation results and conclusions on their potential for 5G. The METIS radio link research covers three main areas, which are considered key aspects for developing a self-contained air interface design for 5G: 1) Flexible air interface, 2) Waveforms, coding & modulation and transceiver design and 3) Multiple access, Medium Access Control (MAC) and Radio Resource Management (RRM). TeCs with similar research context and objectives have been grouped into clusters, whereof five have been selected as the most promising for 5G systems: From research area 1, TeC clusters providing key enablers for an air interface for ultra-dense networks (UDN) and for moving networks; from research area 2, multi-carrier transmission schemes with filtering; and from research area 3, novel access schemes for massive machine access as well as for non-orthogonal access.
D3.3 on “Final performance results and consolidated view on the most promising multi-node/multi-antenna transmission technologies” provides the most recent updates on the technical contributions and research challenges focused in WP3. Each Technology Component (TeC) has been evaluated under possible uniform assessment framework of WP3 which is based on the simulation guidelines of WP6. The performance assessment is supported by the simulation results which are in their mature and stable state. An update on the Most Promising Technology Approaches (MPTAs) and their associated TeCs is the main focus of this document. Based on the input of all the TeCs in WP3, a consolidated view of WP3 on the role of multi-node/multi-antenna transmission technologies in 5G systems has also been provided. This consolidated view is further supported in this document by the presentation of the impact of MPTAs on METIS scenarios and the addressed METIS goals.
Research activities in METIS reported in D4.3 on “Final report on network-level solutions” focus on proposing solutions to the network-level challenges of future wireless communication networks. Thereby, a large variety of scenarios is considered and a set of technical concepts is proposed to serve the needs envisioned for the 2020 and beyond. This document provides the final findings on several network-level aspects and groups of solutions that are considered essential for designing future 5G solutions. Specifically, it elaborates on: Interference management and resource allocation schemes, Mobility management and robustness enhancements, Context aware approaches, D2D and V2X mechanisms, Technology components focused on clustering, and Dynamic reconfiguration enablers. These novel network-level technology concepts are evaluated against requirements defined by METIS for future 5G systems. Moreover, functional enablers which can support the solutions mentioned above are proposed. We find that the network level solutions and technology components developed during the course of METIS complement the lower layer technology components and thereby effectively contribute to meeting 5G requirements and targets.
In D6.5 on “Report on simulation results and evaluations” the overall METIS 5G system concept and its generic services, namely, extreme mobile broadband (xMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTC) and ultra-reliable machine-type communications (uMTC) are mapped and compared to the foreseen future technical objectives, known as the METIS goals. These goals are investigated on a detailed level where each of the twelve METIS test cases is evaluated separately. The solution of each test case is built on the integration of technology components developed within the project.
D7.3 on “Final report on Academic exploitation and dissemination” provides the information on the dissemination and exploitation activities that have taken place during the METIS project. Among the academic dissemination and exploitation activities, METIS has (co-)organised and participated at workshops, widely published research results, engaged in teaching and training of students, participated in EC activities, and setup a project website. Among the dissemination and exploitation in standardisation and regulation, METIS has provided contributions to 3GPP and ITU-R meetings, has participated in 5G industry forums, and has exchanged with the energy industry. METIS is now recognized as the major global 5G activity with the broadest footprint. Its key papers and deliverables on use cases, requirements and concepts are widely accepted references for 5G in all regions of the world.