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Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks

Objective

The saturation of wireless spectrum access is leading to innovations in areas such as spectrum resource usage. It is widely thought however that the low hanging fruits of innovation for wireless communication are all but exploited with only marginal gains possible. For a real step change towards the coveted 1Tbps wireless transmission, new areas of the spectrum must be utilized. Recent breakthroughs in terahertz systems are overturning the “Terahertz gap” stigma associated with the previously difficult to access spectrum. With the emergence of viable THz communications systems on the horizon, it is crucial to develop a technology roadmap for THz communication for beyond the 5G timeframe.
The aim TERAPOD is to investigate and demonstrate the feasability of ultra high bandwidth wireless access networks operating in the Terahertz band. The project will focus on end to end demonstration of the THz wireless link within a Data Centre Proof of Concept deployment, while also investigating other use cases applicable to beyond 5G such as wireless personal area networks, wireless local area networks and high bandwidth broadcasting. The project seeks to bring THz communication a leap closer to industry uptake through leveraging recent advances in THz components, a thorough measurement and characterization study of components and devices, coupled with specification and validation of higher layer communication protocol specification.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-2

Coordinator

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Net EU contribution
€ 551 875,00
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 551 875,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 445 025,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 445 025,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 626 722,50
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 626 722,50
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 348 875,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 348 875,00
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 278 750,00
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 278 750,00
EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 295 500,00
Address
Ida Industrial Site
P31 Ovens

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 295 500,00
VIVID COMPONENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 147 762,50
Address
Sigma House Oak View Close
TQ27FF Torquay

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SME

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

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Torbay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 147 762,50
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 222 500,00
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 222 500,00
ACST GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Josef-bautz Strasse 15
63457 Hanau

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Darmstadt Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 250 000,00
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 196 208,75
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9b D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 196 208,75
BAY PHOTONICS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 104 375,00
Address
11 Manor Corner Manor Road Paignton
TQ3 2JB Devon

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SME

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

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Torbay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 104 375,00