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Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks

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.

Coordinator

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Cork Road
X91 Waterford

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 551 875

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 445 025

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 626 722,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 875

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 278 750

EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 295 500

VIVID COMPONENTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 147 762,50

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 222 500

ACST GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 208,75

BAY PHOTONICS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761579

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 467 593,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 467 593,75

Coordinated by:

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland