China Mobile Research Institute and Rohde and Schwarz expand mobile network capabilities through 6G research
The China Mobile Research Institute and Rohde & Schwarz have worked together to research and validate joint communication and sensing 6G (JCAS). Joint communication and sensing is based on 6G sensing requirements and has become an important candidate technology in the wireless industry. The technology focuses on fulfilling native JCAS design requirements with multiple-signal designs and/or hardware sharing. JCAS can sense direction, distance and speed during information exchanges as well as velocity. JCAS can also detect, track, identify and create images of the target equipment, event or environment for interconnection between communications and sensing equipment to improve overall system performance.
The institution and the company plan to use the latest R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator from Rohde & Schwarz as an object simulator in a JCAS testing solution, thereby accelerating the research and development of JCAS and readying it for industrialization.
Rohde & Schwarz has been actively involved in 6G research projects and organizations and in the development of accompanying test solutions. Both parties have joined forces to research and validate JCAS and already have several accomplishments under their belt. The China Mobile Research Institute and Rohde & Schwarz recently developed a JCAS testing solution in which they used the latest R&S®AREG800A as an object simulator. This solution can simulate a target object’s distance, angle, velocity and other parameters to verify the ability of a system under test to precisely locate a target object. The solution enables reliable and repeatable testing in the lab, accelerating the research and development of JCAS and preparing it for industrialization.
Dr. Liu Guangyi, Chief Expert at the China Mobile Communications Corporation, says, “The mission of 6G is to expand mobile network capabilities and boundaries to enable the vision of digital twins and ubiquitous intelligence, which requires continuous collaboration and innovation from the industry. We are glad that the 6G team at the China Mobile Research Institute and Rohde & Schwarz can collaborate on JCAS and we look forward to deepening this collaboration to find a consensus on scenarios, requirements and key technologies while developing a solid foundation for future standardization and industrialization.”