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Innovative ultra-BROadband ubiquitous Wireless communications through terahertz transceivers

Objetivo

The demand for broadband content and services has been growing at tremendous rates, and predictions indicate that wireless data-rates of multiple tens of Gbps will be required by the year 2020, essentially for short-range connectivity. Currently available wireless technology cannot support these future demands, and so there is an urgent need to develop new technology platforms that are cost and energy efficient to enable ubiquitous ultra-broadband wireless communications seamlessly integrated with high-speed fibre-optic networks, paving the way for 100 Gbps datarates in the long term. The frequency spectrum currently in use is not expected to be suitable to accommodate the predicted future data-rate requirements, and therefore there is a need to embrace higher frequency bands, above 60 GHz and up to 1 THz. iBROW aims at developing a novel, low cost, energy-efficient and compact ultra-broadband short-range wireless communication transceiver technology, capable of addressing predicted future network usage requirements. This will be pursued through the exploitation of Resonant Tunnelling Diode (RTD) devices which represent the fastest pure solid-state electronic devices operating at room temperature with reported working frequencies exceeding 1 THz. Through the development of a unified technology that can be integrated into both ends of the wireless link, namely consumer portable devices and fibre-optic supported base-stations, the project aims at increasing the RTD output power, optical detection efficiency and energy efficiency at target frequencies, developing a methodology for low cost RTD manufacturing on a silicon platform, photonic integration and packaging, as well as identifying appropriate communication methods and architectures to enable its deployment in 10 Gbps short-range wireless communication devices in short term and paving the way for 100 Gbps in long term for both the mm-wave and THz frequency bands, seamlessly integrated with optical fibre networks

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
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University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 861 598,75

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VIVID COMPONENTS LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 235 837,50
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Sigma House Oak View Close
TQ27FF Torquay
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Alemania
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€ 209 093,75
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Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE

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Portugal
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€ 181 476,16
Dirección
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IQE Silicon Compounds Ltd
United Kingdom
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€ 217 500
Dirección
Cypress Drive Beech House Pascal
CF3 0LW Cardiff , St Mellons
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
III-V LAB
Francia
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€ 500 430
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1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
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Other
COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES GLOBAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 256 250
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4 Stanley Boulevard Hamilton International Technol Lantyre
G72 0BN Glasgow
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Alemania
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€ 304 375
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Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
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€ 470 043,75
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
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€ 356 250
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Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
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Research Organisations
ALTER TECHNOLOGY TUV NORD UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 263 750
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Bain Square 5
EH54 7DQ Livingston
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
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€ 138 523,84
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Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
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Research Organisations