Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for B5G/6G - An ETSI ISG RIS Proposal
The 5G-IA Pre-Standardization WG works with 5G research and innovation projects to support technology transfer through standardisation, often in close synergy with ETSI and its technology mapping.
Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
This EU success stories is an excelllent example of how projects come together with this very aim in mind, in this case, leading the way towards an Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces. The RIS ISG offers an opportunity for ETSI members to coordinate their research efforts
across various projects and initiatives towards exploring the technology and its applications and investigating its standardisation requirements in beyond 5G/6G standards.
Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS ): smart radio surfaces of many small antennas or reconfigurable metamaterial elements that enable controlling the propagation environment through tuneable scatterings of electromagnetic waves (EM).
Motivation for a host of potential new use cases, including the utilisation of RIS as intelligent repeaters to enhance performance of field deployments and as holographic massive antenna arrays for implementing low cost and low complexity multiple input multiple output (MIMO) radios.
The RIS has attracted a lot of attention in academia and there are ongoing industrial R&D projects dedicated to the study of RIS as a potential B5G/6G technology, such as AIMM, ARIADNE, RISE6G , DAEMON, HEXA X, METAWIRELESS, 5GMARTFACT and PATHFINDER.
Download the presentation from Dr Alain Mourad, Interdigital, to find out more about the ETSI ISG RIS, including motivations, projects and initiatives, mission and scope, timeline and deliverables, membership status and contact details to get involved.