Work Packages

WON objectives will be achieved through 4 technical and 3 non-technical Work Packages (WPs)

WP1: Network management: planning and control

WP1 Objectives:

  1. Develop physical-layer aware tools for network planning and control;
  2. Develop machine-learning methods to enhance the accuracy of the physical-layer aware tools;
  3. Propose routing, channel format and spectrum assignment algorithms, tailored for wideband transmission;
  4. Perform techno-economic analysis leveraging the wideband transmission components.

ESRs involved: Rasoul Sadeghi Yamchi, Thyago Monteiro, Bruno Correia and Elliot London.

WP2: Digital signal processing and system modelling

WP2 Objectives:

  1. Identify the most efficient DSP techniques to compensate for the impairments of wideband components;
  2. Enable compensation of wideband fiber propagation impairments (e.g., by using deep learning);
  3. Develop a generalized Gaussian noise model from O- to L-band and for short and long-reach;
  4. Estimation and monitoring of component and fibre parameters for wideband systems.

ESRs involved: Rasoul Sadeghi Yamchi, Thyago Monteiro, Bruno Correia, Elliot London, Gabriele Di Rosa, Yu Wang and Matheus Sena.

WP3: In-line components design

WP3 Objectives:

  1. Capture system and design requirements of broadband Raman and Bi-doped fibre amplifiers and produce physical models;
  2. Implementation and characterisation of the wideband Raman and Bi-doped amplifiers;
  3.  Evaluation of the wideband amplifiers in ultra-high speed coherent transmission systems.

ESRs involved: Gabriele Di Rosa, Pratim Hazarika, Yu Wang, Rafael Kraemer, Aleksandr Donodin.

WP4: Transceiver components design

WP4 Objectives:

  1. Design of broadband 1×2 and 2×2 MMI with low insertion loss from O- to L-band;
  2.  Design of spot-size converters and anti-reflection coatings capable of O- to L-band operation;
  3. Design of automatic transmitter impairment estimation;
  4. Design and realization of an integrated array of widely tunable lasers on a silicon photonic integrated circuit.

ESRs involved: Gabrilele Di Rosa, Matheus Sena, Yaonian Cui, Emadreza Soltanian.

WP5: Innovative personal career training

WP5 Objectives:

To provide high quality training to ESRs exposing them to inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral training from academic to industry, therefore providing the skills required for a successful future career both in industry and academic sector.

ESRs involved: All

WP6: Dissemination, exploitation and outreach

WP6 Objectives:

Ensure the dissemination, exploitation and outreach of WON accomplishments to the research and industrial sectors.

ESRs involved: All

WP7: Management and governance

WP7 Objectives:

  1. Ensure that WON accomplishes the proposed objectives within the budget and time-frame set out;
  2. Provide legal and ethical framework through the production of the Consortium Agreement;
  3. Evaluate risk assessments.