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Traveling Wave Tube based W-band Wireless Networks with High Data Rate, Distribution, Spectrum and Energy Efficiency

Objective

Never technology has penetrated so deeply and fast in society everyday life as Internet has done in the last decades and is expected to do in the future. The enormous flux of data transferred via wireless networks, increasing at exponential pace, makes today’s state of the art networks soon outdated. Large parts of the society are deprived of adequate access to Internet due to the high costs, long deployment time of optical fibres and inadequate performance of wireless networks. This inequality will most likely pertain in the next years.
Millimetre waves are the most promising solution to support the increasing data throughput and to be a credible fibre complement for the last miles.
The TWEETHER aim is to realise the millimetre wave Point to multi Point segment to finally link fibre, and sub-6GHz distribution for a full three segment hybrid network, that is the most cost-effective architecture to reach mobile or fixed final individual client. The TWEETHER project responds to the call H2020-ICT6, to foster smart wireless network architecture for high capacity everywhere outdoor data distribution, in gigabit class, that other technologies cannot support, at low operating cost. High spectrum and energy efficient W-band (92-95GHz) technology will be developed. A powerful and compact transmission hub based on a novel traveling wave tube power amplifier with performance precluded to any other technology and an advanced chipset in a compact terminal will be realised. The TWEETHER system will be tested in a real operating environment. Integrated smart networks of backhaul for 4G and 5G small cells and of access for residential houses are the targeted market that benefits from the actual light regulation of W-band.
A big company Thales Electron Devices, four SMEs, Bluwan, OMMIC, HFSE, Fibernova, and three top Universities, Lancaster, Goethe Frankfurt, Politecnica de Valencia, join their expertise to successfully tackle the formidable challenges of the TWEETHER project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 713 538,11

Participants (9)

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 406 342,50
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUWAN

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 68 683,75
Address
60 Route De Sartrouville - Parc Des Grillons - Batiment 1
78230 Le Pecq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMMIC SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 476 997,14
Address
Chemin Du Moulin 2
94453 Limeil Brevannes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 215,35
Address
Heinrich Hertz Strasse 6
34123 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 357,56
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FIBERNOVA SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 541,10
Address
Calle Islas Canarias Num
46023 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 409,49
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 68 196,25
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERTE-ETUDES ET REALISATIONS DE TRAVAUX ELECTRONIQUES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 218 441,25
Address
Rue De La Truie Qui File 14
91400 Saclay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)