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H. Wymeersch et al., "Integration of Communication and Sensing in 6G: a Joint Industrial and Academic Perspective," 2021 IEEE 32nd Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2021, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/PIMRC50174.2021.9569364

Integration of communication and sensing in 6G : a joint industrial and academic perspective

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Author: Wymeersch, Henk1; Shrestha, Deep2; de Lima, Carlos Morais3;
Organizations: 1Chalmers University of Technology
2Ericsson Research
3University of Oulu
4Siemens Technology
6Aalto University
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-31


6G will likely be the first generation of mobile communication that will feature tight integration of localization and sensing with communication functionalities. Among several worldwide initiatives, the Hexa-X flagship project stands out as it brings together 25 key players from adjacent industries and academia, and has among its explicit goals to research fundamentally new radio access technologies and high-resolution localization and sensing. Such features will not only enable novel use cases requiring extreme localization performance, but also provide a means to support and improve communication functionalities. This paper provides an overview of the Hexa-X vision alongside the envisioned use cases. To close the required performance gap of these use cases with respect to 5G, several technical enablers will be discussed, together with the associated research challenges for the coming years.

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Series: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications workshops
ISSN: 2166-9570
ISSN-E: 2166-9589
ISSN-L: 2166-9570
ISBN: 978-1-7281-7586-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-7587-4
Pages: 1 - 7
DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC50174.2021.9569364
Host publication: 32nd IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021
Conference: IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the European Commission through the H2020 project Hexa-X (Grant Agreement no. 101015956).
EU Grant Number: (EU) Hexa-X - 6G vision and intelligent fabric of technology enablers connecting human, physical, and digital worlds
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