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TERAhertz integrated systems enabling 6G Terabit-per-second ultra-massive MIMO wireless networks

Objective

TERA6G aims at developing disruptive photonic wireless transceivers enabling Terabit-per-second data throughput capacity and massive Multiple-Input/Multiple-Output multi-antenna techniques operating in the millimeter-wave (30 GHz to 300 GHz) and Terahertz (300 GHz to 3 THz) bands of the spectrum, unlocking the “Fiber-over-the-Air” concept. The concept uses independently steerable wireless pencil-beams with fiber data throughput capacity, allowing mobile site connectivity scenarios in dense urban areas with macro/street level densification, temporal mobile site connectivity in ad-hoc networks, and connectivity to moving objects in public or private networks.
Hybrid photonic integration is the key enabler technology to develop a Blass-Matrix Transmitter and an incoherent-multi-band Receiver with key disruptive characteristics, including agility (handling any modulation scheme and continuous tuning of the carrier frequency across the target spectrum range), scalability (handling large number of beams with 2-dimensional antenna arrays for beamformed antenna gain >25 dBi and > 100º steering angles beam-steering) and reconfigurability (performing a variety of functions, from wireless data transmission, or radar ranging to channel sounding).
These disruptive wireless transceiver modules characteristics will be exploited at network level by developing the dynamic allocation of the network resources that these bring. We plan to dynamically analyze the position of the different wireless nodes and the channel resources using respectively the radar ranging and channel sounding techniques enabled by the novel reconfigurable TERA6G photonic transceivers. This will allow for novel scheduling methods capable of alternating paths to establish the connectivity, ensuring connection reliability, and considering energy consumption in the establishment of the wireless link.
TERA6G is the crossroad of previous H2020 projects TERAWAY, ARIADNE, TERRANOVA and FUDGE-5G.

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UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
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Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATON EPIKOINONION KAI YPOLGISTON-EMP
Greece
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€ 634 375,00
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Patision 42
106 82 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 1 812 618,80
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
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€ 544 612,50
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Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede

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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 60 512,50
PHIX BV
Netherlands
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€ 312 750,00
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De Veldmaat 17
7522 NM Enschede

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 34 750,00
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
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€ 352 500,00
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Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Piraeus

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Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
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OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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€ 469 500,00
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
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CUMUCORE OY
Finland
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€ 400 500,00
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Gustav Pauliginkatu 10 A 13
00990 Helsinki

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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€ 44 500,00
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
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€ 391 500,00
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New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7km
19002 Peania

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
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€ 43 500,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
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€ 339 975,00
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Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 37 775,00