The iPlan Project is a Marie Curie IAPP from FP7-PEOPLE-2007-3-1-IAPP.

The goal of this project is to establish a strategic partnership between Ranplan, INSA and the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) to develop the competences which are needed for indoor radio network Planning and optimization (P&O). The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Research and develop fast and accurate radio propagation models that can be used for indoor radio network planning and optimisation.
  • Investigate various issues arising from the use of femtocells, for example, the study of interference between femtocells, between femto and outdoor macrocells.
  • Investigate how to effectively reduce power usage and radio wave pollutions in indoor environment.
  • Develop an automatic indoor radio network planning and optimisation tool suite that will fill the gap in the indoor RAN P&O market.
  • Facilitate knowledge integration and transfer between project partners, to enable cross-fertilisation between radio propagation modelling, wireless communications, operations research, computing, and software engineering.
  • Strengthen existing and create new strategic long-term collaborations between the participants and reduce the fragmentation in EU research in this vital area.

Pathloss simulation for CITI Lab within the INSA Lyon Campus