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VisorSurf - A Hardware Platform for Software-driven Functional Metasurfaces

Deliverables

Updated Scientific Report on the theoretical capabilities of ideal HSF

This deliverable will advance D5.1 (which focused on a single node pair) and proceed to model and evaluate via computer simulations of a complete controller node network for an HSF. High number of network nodes and substantially computational capabilities per node will be considered.

Definition, analysis and simulation of the absorber demo pilot of HSF

This deliverable concludes WP1 producing all the specifications, designs and simulation results pertaining to the electromagnetic behaviour aspects of the HSF demo pilot.

Initial Scientific Report on the theoretical capabilities of ideal HSF

This deliverable will model and evaluate via computer simulations the communication structure of a HSF and its performance, assuming a single communicating node pair and focusing on the realistic modelling of node hardware (based on NoC capabilities), the communication channel at THz adapted for the HSF case, the modulation and encoding schemes.

Controller networking communication mechanism design and evaluation

This deliverable details the communication protocol among the controller nodes. It will resolve issues of medium access control, routing, and packet format definition. Indicative metrics of performance are: i) the achieved coverage (i.e. the percentage of successfully informed/inspected control nodes per packet of directives), ii) the HSF programming/monitoring speed (i.e. the time required to achieve this coverage), iii) the rate of packet collisions (tantamount to the energy-efficiency of the networking scheme), iv) the robustness against noise and interference, and v) minimal computational resources (yielding lower fabrication cost per control node and simpler hardware in WP3).

Measurements-based HSF monitoring system design

This deliverable will seek network measurement-based ways to monitor the state of the controller network in real-time and “debug” a HSF program. Both microscopic (direct query to specific nodes) and macroscopic (aggregate metrics) methodologies will be considered, studying their potential trade-offs.

Action Check meeting 2

Financial and scientific action check for the second reporting period of the project.

Project progress report 2

Activity report for the second reporting period of the project.

Analysis and simulation of the expected EM behaviour of HSFs

This deliverable will report the research outcome pertaining to the meta-surface aspect functionality of the HSF. The report will clarify the optimal electromagnetic properties (and their range) that should be made tunable and programmable via the HSF approach. While the positioning, dimensions and operating spectrum of the nano-networks is respected, simulations included in this report will not study the controller networking aspects (e.g., protocols, packet formats etc.).

Progress progress report 1

Activity report for the first reporting period of the project.

Dissemination and Exploitation Plan

The deliverable will be a live document, which will be annually updated to report on the assessment of the activities related to dissemination, communication and exploitation. As required, this report will also elaborate on the refinement of the WP6’s strategic approach to dissemination and exploitation.

Action Check meeting 1

Financial and scientific action check for the first reporting period of the project.

Updated Dissemination and Exploitation Plan

This is the second report related to VISORSURF’s dissemination and exploitation activities.

Initial UML definition of the HSF programming interface and virtual functions

This deliverable will provide the initial Unified Modelling Language description of the HSF programming interface. It will define the basic programming methods that the HSF should support, and link them at a high level to the intended virtual (metasurface) functionality that they should yield.

UML model of Compiler/Monitor middleware and HSF application programming interface

This deliverable follows-up and concludes the initial designs made in D2.1 and D2.2, producing the middleware required for programming the HSF prototypes.

Initial UML definition of the Compiler middleware

This deliverable compliments D2.1 and provides the initial Unified Modelling Language description of HSF Compiler that will translate programmatic commands (D2.1) to spatio-temporal actuation directives for the HSF controller network. Following an object-oriented approach, this deliverable will provide the diagram of classes, their member functions and intended functionality.

Web page creation, logo, presence in social networks

The website will be the main channel through which the general public will gain access to VISORSURF results, publications, news and software developed in the context of this project. This deliverable will be available at M2, and kept regularly updated throughout the project.

Publications

Metasurfaces for perfect control of reflection

Author(s): Ana Diaz-Rubio, Viktar Asadchy, Amr Elsakka, Sergei Tretyakov
Published in: 2017 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Innovative Structures, and Applications (iWAT), 2017, Page(s) 3-5
DOI: 10.1109/iwat.2017.7915281

The Socket Store: An app model for the application-network interaction

Author(s): Christos Liaskos, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis
Published in: 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2017, Page(s) 365-370
DOI: 10.1109/ISCC.2017.8024557

Graphene-Based terahertz antennas for area-constrained applications

Author(s): Sergi Abadal, Seyed Ehsan Hosseininejad, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Eduard Alarcon
Published in: 2017 40th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), 2017, Page(s) 817-820
DOI: 10.1109/tsp.2017.8076102

Multi-channel reflectors: Versatile performance experimentally tested

Author(s): S. N. Tcvetkova, V. S. Asadchy, A. Diaz-Rubio, D.-H. Kwon, S. A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2017 11th International Congress on Engineered Materials Platforms for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2017, Page(s) 346-348
DOI: 10.1109/metamaterials.2017.8107807

Received signal strength for randomly distributed molecular nanonodes

Author(s): Rafay Iqbal Ansari, Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Taqwa Saeed, Marios Lestas, Andreas Pitsillides
Published in: Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication - NanoCom '17, 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1145/3109453.3109466

A novel protocol for network-controlled metasurfaces

Author(s): Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Christos Liaskos, Andreas Pitsillides, Sotiris Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication - NanoCom '17, 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1145/3109453.3109469

MAC-oriented programmable terahertz PHY via graphene-based Yagi-Uda antennas

Author(s): Seyed Ehsan Hosseininejad, Sergi Abadal, Mohammad Neshat, Reza Faraji-Dana, Max C. Lemme, Christoph Suessmeier, Peter Haring Bolivar, Eduard Alarcon, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
Published in: 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2018, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2018.8377201

Functional metasurfaces: Do we need normal polarizations?

Author(s): Sergei A. Tretyakov, Do-Hoon Kwon, Mohammad Albooyeh, Filippo Capolino
Published in: 2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS), 2017, Page(s) 1-3
DOI: 10.23919/URSIGASS.2017.8105076

New metadevices based on multi-channel metasurfaces

Author(s): A. Díaz-Rubio, V. Asadchy, and S. Tretyakov
Published in: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium Abstracts, 2017, Page(s) 1454

Intercell Wireless Communication in Software-defined Metasurfaces

Author(s): Anna C. Tasolamprou, Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa, Odysseas Tsilipakos, Alexandros Pitilakis, Fu Liu, Sergi Abadal, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Eduard Alarcon, Christos Liaskos, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Sergei Tretyakov, Maria Kafesaki, Eleftherios N. Economou, Costas M. Soukoulis
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351865

Programmable Metasurfaces: State of the Art and Prospects

Author(s): Fu Liu, Alexandros Pitilakis, Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa, Odysseas Tsilipakos, Xuchen Wang, Anna C. Tasolamprou, Sergi Abadal, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Eduard Alarcon, Christos Liaskos, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Maria Kafesaki, Eleftherios N. Economou, Costas M. Soukoulis, Sergei Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351817

An Optically-Programmable Absorbing Metasurface

Author(s): K. M. Kossifos, M. A. Antoniades, J. Georgiou, A. H. Jaafar, N. T. Kemp
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351874

Millimeter-Wave Propagation within a Computer Chip Package

Author(s): Xavier Timoneda, Sergi Abadal, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Dionysios Manessis, Jin Zhou, Antonio Franques, Josep Torrellas, Eduard Alarcon
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351875

Asynchronous Circuits as an Enabler of Scalable and Programmable Metasurfaces

Author(s): Loukas Petrou, Petros Karousios, Julius Georgiou
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351672

Realizing Wireless Communication Through Software-Defined HyperSurface Environments

Author(s): Christos Liaskos, Shuai Nie, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Andreas Pitsillides, Sotiris Ioannidis, Ian Akyildiz
Published in: "2018 IEEE 19th International Symposium on ""A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks"" (WoWMoM)", 2018, Page(s) 14-15
DOI: 10.1109/wowmom.2018.8449754

Chua Mem-Components for Adaptive RF Metamaterials

Author(s): J. Georgiou, K. M. Kossifos, M. A. Antoniades, A.H. Jaafar, N. T. Kemp
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351852

Formal Verification of a Programmable Hypersurface

Author(s): Panagiotis Kouvaros, Dimitrios Kouzapas, Anna Philippou, Julius Georgiou, Loukas Petrou, Andreas Pitsillides
Published in: Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems - 23rd International Conference, FMICS 2018, Maynooth, Ireland, September 3-4, 2018, Proceedings, Issue 11119, 2018, Page(s) 83-97
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00244-2_6

Channel Characterization for Chip-scale Wireless Communications within Computing Packages

Author(s): Xavier Timoneda, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Dionysios Manessis, Eduard Alarcon, Sergi Abadal
Published in: 2018 Twelfth IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS), 2018, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1109/nocs.2018.8512172

Metasurfaces with Interleaved Electric and Magnetic Resonances for Broadband Arbitrary Group Delay in Reflection

Author(s): O. Tsilipakos, Th. Koschny, C. M. Soukoulis
Published in: 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2018, Page(s) 389-391
DOI: 10.1109/metamaterials.2018.8534076

Terahertz Dielectric Resonator Antenna Coupled to Graphene Plasmonic Dipole

Author(s): S. Ehsan Hosseininejad, M. Neshat, R. Faraji-Dana, S. Abadal, M.C. Lemme, P. Haring Bolivar, E. Alarcon, A. Cabellos-Aparicio
Published in: 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018), 2018, Page(s) 682 (5 pp.)-682 (5 pp.)
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2018.1041

Graphene-Based Tunable Metasurface for All-Angle Perfect Absorption

Author(s): Xu-Chen Wang, Sergei A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2018, Page(s) 430-432
DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534094

Graphene-based Perfect Absorbers: Systematic Design and High Tunability

Author(s): Xu-Chen Wang, Sergei A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2018, Page(s) 919-920
DOI: 10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.8608749

Fault Adaptive Routing in Metasurface Controller Networks

Author(s): Taqwa Saeed, Constantinos Skitsas, Dimitrios Kouzapas, Marios Lestas, Vassos Soteriou, Anna Philippou, Sergi Abadal, Christos Liaskos, Loukas Petrou, Julius Georgiou, Andreas Pitsillides
Published in: 2018 11th International Workshop on Network on Chip Architectures (NoCArc), 2018, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/nocarc.2018.8541148

Software-Defined Metasurface Paradigm: Concept, Challenges, Prospects

Author(s): A. Pitilakis, A.C. Tasolamprou, C. Liaskos, F. Liu, O. Tsilipakos, X. Wang, M.S. Mirmoosa, K. Kossifos, J. Georgiou, A. Pitsilides, N.V. Kantartzis, S. Ioannidis, E.N. Economou, M. Kafesaki, S.A. Tretyakov, C.M. Soukoulis
Published in: 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2018, Page(s) 483-485
DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534096

Electromagnetic Aspects of Practical Approaches to Realization of Intelligent Metasurfaces

Author(s): F. Liu, O. Tsilipakos, X. Wang, A. Pitilakis, A. C. Tasolamprou, M. S. Mirmoosa, D.-H. Kwon, K. Kossifos, J. Georgiou, M. Kafesaki, C. M. Soukoulis, S. A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2018, Page(s) 260-262
DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534164

Self-Oscillating Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer with Robust Operation

Author(s): Fu Liu, Bhakti Chowkwale, Sergei A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2018, Page(s) 2533-2534
DOI: 10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.8608748

Tunable Perfect Anomalous Reflection in Metasurfaces with Capacitive Lumped Elements

Author(s): O. Tsilipakos, F. Liu, A. Pitilakis, A.C. Tasolamprou, D.-H. Kwon, M.S. Mirmoosa, N.V. Kantartzis, E.N. Economou, M. Kafesaki, C.M. Soukoulis, S.A. Tretyakov
Published in: 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), 2018, Page(s) 392-394
DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534083

Towards a Circular Economy via Intelligent Metamaterials

Author(s): Christos Liaskos, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis
Published in: 2018 IEEE 23rd International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2018, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/camad.2018.8514986

BitSurfing: Wireless Communications with Outsourced Symbol Generation

Author(s): Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Christos Liaskos, Sotiris Ioannidis
Published in: 2018 IEEE 23rd International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2018, Page(s) 1-7
DOI: 10.1109/camad.2018.8514984

Fault Tolerance in Programmable Metasurfaces: The Beam Steering Case

Author(s): Hamidreza Taghvaee, Sergi Abadal, Julius Georgiou, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Eduard Alarcon
Published in: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2019, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/iscas.2019.8702080

3D Channel Modeling and Characterization for Hypersurface Empowered Indoor Environment at 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Band

Author(s): Rashi Mehrotra, Rafay Iqbal Ansari, Alexandros Pitilakis, Shuai Nie, Christos Liaskos, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Andreas Pitsillides
Published in: Summer Simulation Conference (SummerSim’19), 2019

The Software-Defined Metasurfaces Concept and Electromagnetic Aspects

Author(s): A.C. Tasolamprou, A.Pitilakis, O. Tsilipakos, C. Liaskos, A. Tsiolaridou, F. Liu, X. Wang, M. S. Mirmoosa, K. Kossifos, J. Georgiou, A. Pitsilides, N. V. Kantartzis, D. Manessis, S. Ioannidis, G. Kenanakis, G. Deligeorgis, E. N. Economou, S. A. Tretyakov, C. M. Soukoulis and M. Kafesaki
Published in: 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META19), 2019

A Routing Protocol for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Nano-Networks.

Author(s): A. Tsioliaridou, F. Alevizakis and S. Ioannidis
Published in: ACM Celebration of Women in Computing (womENcourage 2019), 2019

Wideband Perfect Absorption Polarization Insensitive Reconfigurable Graphene Metasurface for THz Wireless Environment

Author(s): S. Dash, C. Liaskos, I. F. Akyildiz, A. Pitsillides
Published in: IEEE Workshop on microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless Communication (MTTW'19), 2019

Computing and Communications for the Software-Defined Metamaterial Paradigm: A Context Analysis

Author(s): Sergi Abadal, Christos Liaskos, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis, Andreas Pitsillides, Josep Sole-Pareta, Eduard Alarcon, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
Published in: IEEE Access, Issue 5, 2017, Page(s) 6225-6235, ISSN 2169-3536
DOI: 10.1109/access.2017.2693267

Packet routing in 3D nanonetworks: A lightweight, linear-path scheme

Author(s): A. Tsioliaridou, C. Liaskos, E. Dedu, S. Ioannidis
Published in: Nano Communication Networks, Issue 12, 2017, Page(s) 63-71, ISSN 1878-7789
DOI: 10.1016/j.nancom.2017.01.001

Antimatched Electromagnetic Metasurfaces for Broadband Arbitrary Phase Manipulation in Reflection

Author(s): Odysseas Tsilipakos, Thomas Koschny, Costas M. Soukoulis
Published in: ACS Photonics, Issue 5(3), 2018, Page(s) 1101–1107, ISSN 2330-4022
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01415

Medium Access Control in Wireless Network-on-Chip: A Context Analysis

Author(s): Sergi Abadal, Albert Mestres, Josep Torrellas, Eduard Alarcon, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Issue 56/6, 2018, Page(s) 172-178, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1601068

Combating the Distance Problem in the Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Frequency Bands

Author(s): Ian F. Akyildiz, Chong Han, Shuai Nie
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Issue 56/6, 2018, Page(s) 102-108, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1700928

On-Site Wireless Power Generation

Author(s): Younes Ra'Di, Bhakti Chowkwale, Constantinos Valagiannopoulos, Fu Liu, Andrea Alu, Constantin R. Simovski, Sergei A. Tretyakov
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Issue 66/8, 2018, Page(s) 4260-4268, ISSN 0018-926X
DOI: 10.1109/tap.2018.2835560

A New Wireless Communication Paradigm through Software-Controlled Metasurfaces

Author(s): Christos Liaskos, Shuai Nie, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Andreas Pitsillides, Sotiris Ioannidis, Ian Akyildiz
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Issue 56/9, 2018, Page(s) 162-169, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.1109/mcom.2018.1700659

Using any surface to realize a new paradigm for wireless communications

Author(s): C. Liaskos, A. Tsioliaridou, A. Pitsillides, S. Ioannidis, I. Akyildiz
Published in: Communications of the ACM, Issue 61/11, 2018, Page(s) 30-33, ISSN 0001-0782
DOI: 10.1145/3192336

Pairing Toroidal and Magnetic Dipole Resonances in Elliptic Dielectric Rod Metasurfaces for Reconfigurable Wavefront Manipulation in Reflection

Author(s): Odysseas Tsilipakos, Anna C. Tasolamprou, Thomas Koschny, Maria Kafesaki, Eleftherios N. Economou, Costas M. Soukoulis
Published in: Advanced Optical Materials, Issue 6/22, 2018, Page(s) 1800633, ISSN 2195-1071
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201800633

Reprogrammable Graphene-based Metasurface Mirror with Adaptive Focal Point for THz Imaging

Author(s): Seyed Ehsan Hosseininejad, Kasra Rouhi, Mohammad Neshat, Reza Faraji-Dana, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Sergi Abadal, Eduard Alarcón
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 9/1, 2019, 0ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39266-3

Toward Ultimate Control of Terahertz Wave Absorption in Graphene

Author(s): Xuchen Wang, Sergei A. Tretyakov
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2018, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 0018-926X
DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2018.2889144

Experimental Demonstration of Ultrafast THz Modulation in a Graphene-Based Thin Film Absorber through Negative Photoinduced Conductivity

Author(s): Anna C. Tasolamprou, Anastasios D. Koulouklidis, Christina Daskalaki, Charalampos P. Mavidis, George Kenanakis, George Deligeorgis, Zacharias Viskadourakis, Polina Kuzhir, Stelios Tzortzakis, Maria Kafesaki, Eleftherios N. Economou, Costas M. Soukoulis
Published in: ACS Photonics, 2019, ISSN 2330-4022
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01595

Perfect optical absorption with nanostructured metal films: design and experimental demonstration

Author(s): George Perrakis, Odysseas Tsilipakos, George Kenanakis, Maria Kafesaki, Costas M. Soukoulis, Eleftherios N. Economou
Published in: Optics Express, Issue 27/5, 2019, Page(s) 6842, ISSN 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.006842

A novel communication paradigm for high capacity and security via programmable indoor wireless environments in next generation wireless systems

Author(s): Christos Liaskos, Shuai Nie, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Andreas Pitsillides, Sotiris Ioannidis, Ian Akyildiz
Published in: Ad Hoc Networks, Issue 87, 2019, Page(s) 1-16, ISSN 1570-8705
DOI: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.11.001

Dynamic anapole in metasurfaces made of sculptured cylinders

Author(s): Evangelia Takou, Anna C. Tasolamprou, Odysseas Tsilipakos, Eleftherios N. Economou
Published in: Physical Review B, Issue 100/8, 2019, ISSN 2469-9950
DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.100.085431

Modeling the EM Field Distribution within a Computer Chip Package

Author(s): Xavier Timoneda, Sergi Abadal, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Eduard Alarcón
Published in: Poster presentation in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2018, 2018

On the use of Genetic Algorithm to Design and Optimize Graphene-based Absorbers.

Author(s): H. Taghvaee, S. Abadal, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, E. Alarcón
Published in: Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference (NANOP), 2018