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Scalable Localization-enabled In-body Terahertz Nanonetwork

Project description

In-body localisation-supporting terahertz nanonetwork

Nanotechnology enables a vision of in-body nanonetworks that can be applied in various novel healthcare applications, such as targeted drug delivery, micro- and neurosurgeries, and cellular-level bacteria and disease detection. Smart nanonodes, comprising the nanonetwork, are envisioned to target specific parts of the body (e.g. diseased tissue), perform operations (e.g. drug release) upon commands, and communicate results to doctors. The EU-funded ScaLeITN project plans to develop a terahertz-operating wireless nanonetwork that supports both localisation of nanonodes and two-way communication with the outside world. In the project, we will use backscattering for low-energy and high-precision localisation at the nanoscale, as well as location-based multi-hop communication to extend the terahertz communication range.

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 178 320