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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 551 875

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 025
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 626 722,50
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 875
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 750
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 295 500
Address
Ida Industrial Site
P31 Ovens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIVID COMPONENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 762,50
Address
Sigma House Oak View Close
TQ27FF Torquay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 222 500
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Josef-bautz Strasse 15
63457 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 208,75
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAY PHOTONICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 375
Address
Accounting 4 Everything 220 Torquay Road Paignton
TQ3 2HN Devon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)