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TeraHertz end-to-end wireless systems supporting ultra high data Rate applications

Objective

Data traffic densities of several Tbps/km2 are already predicted for 5G networks. To service a fully mobile and connected society networks beyond 5G must undergo tremendous growth in connectivity, data traffic density and volume as well as the required multi-level ultra-densification. The ThoR project will provide technical solutions for the backhauling/fronthauling of this traffic. The ThoR consortium brings together the leading Japanese and European players from industry, R&D and academia, whose prior work defines the state-of-the-art in high data rate long range point-to-point THz links. This team has been instrumental in defining and implementing the new IEEE 802.15.3d Standard “100 Gbps Wireless Switched Point-to-Point Physical Layer.” ThoR’s technical concept builds on this standard, in a striking and innovative combination using state-of-the-art chip sets and modems operating in the standardized 60 and 70 GHz bands, which are aggregated on a bit-transparent high performance 300 GHz RF wireless link offering >100 Gbps real-time data rate capacity. ThoR will apply European and Japanese state-of-the-art photonic and electronic technologies to build an ultra-high bandwidth, high dynamic range transceiver operating at 300 GHz combined with state-of-the-art digital signal processing units in two world-first demonstrations: a)>100 Gbps P2P link over 1 km at 300 GHz using pseudo data in indoor and outdoor controlled environments b)>40 Gbps P2P link over 1 km at 300 GHz using emulated real data in a live operational communication network.This will require specific THz PHY technology advances (KETs) in photomixers, amplifiers including Travelling Wave Tube amplifiers, receivers, upconverters and channel aggregation. The success of ThoR will represent the first operational use of THz frequencies in ICT and this influential and powerful consortium will directly influence and shape the frequency regulation activities beyond 275 GHz through agenda item 1.15 of WRC 2019.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-EUJ-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 193 625

Participants (6)

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 313,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 311 250
Address
Hasivim Street 43
49517 Petach Tikwa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 307 563,75
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIVID COMPONENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 375
Address
Sigma House Oak View Close
TQ27FF Torquay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)