Related projects and consortia
Micromachined terahertz systems (H2020: end date Jan-2018)
This H2020 project envisions the wide-spread use of low-cost THz technology in society, enabled by micro-machined heterogeneous integration platform, which provides an unprecedented way to highly-integrated, volume-manufacturable, reliable, re-configurable, cost- and energy-efficient sub-millimetre-wave and terahertz (THz) systems.
Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks (H2020: end date Aug-2020)
The aim of TERAPOD is to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of ultra-high bandwidth wireless access networks operating in the terahertz band. The project will focus on end-to-end demonstration of a THz wireless link within a Data Centre Proof of Concept deployment, whilst also investigating other use cases applicable to beyond 5G such as wireless personal area networks, wireless local area networks and high bandwidth broadcasting. TERAPOD includes several iBROW partners (TU Braunschweig, Vivid, University of Glasgow and INESC).
Traveling Wave Tube based W-band Wireless Networks with High Data Rate, Distribution, Spectrum and Energy Efficiency (H2020: end date Dec-2017)
The objective of the TWEETHER project is to set a milestone in the millimetre wave technology with the realisation of the first W-band (92-95 GHz) wireless system for distribution of high capacity everywhere. Such a system, combined with the development of beyond state-of-the-art affordable millimetre wave devices, will overcome the economical obstacle that causes the digital divide and pave the way towards the full deployment of small cells.
What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West (H2020: end date Dec-2017)
Wi-5 proposes an architecture based on an integrated and coordinated set of smart solutions. The overall approach includes definition of the use cases and requirements; consideration of which subsystems and protocols are needed and readily available and identification of which parts of the solution are missing and then to build the complete solution for the Wi-Fi network and test and validate the integrated system in an operational network.
Closed related projects
Massive MIMO for efficient transmission (FP7: end date Dec-2016)
The Internet of the future will to a large extent rely on mobile networks, which puts very high demands on the development of mobile access technology. MAMMOET will advance the development of Massive MIMO (MaMi) and bring initial promising concepts to a very attractive technology for deployment in future broadband mobile networks.
Beyond 2020 Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Access and Backhauling (FP7: closed 30-Apr-2017)
MiWaveS is a European collaborative project developing millimeter-wave wireless communication technologies for future 5th Generation heterogeneous cellular mobile networks. MiWaveS will demonstrate how low-cost or advanced millimetre-wave (mmW) technologies can provide multi-Gigabits per second access to mobile users and contribute to sustain the traffic growth.
Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing (FP7: end date Mar-2017)
The PLAT4M (Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing) project will focus on bringing the existing silicon photonics research platform to a level that enables seamless transition to industry, suitable for different application fields and levels of production volume. PLAT4M, which is funded by a European Commission grant of 10.2 million euros, includes 15 leading European R&D institutes and CMOS companies, key industrial and research organizations in design and packaging, as well as end users in different application fields to build the complete supply chain.
Energy efficient Silicon transmittEr using heterogeneous integration of III-V QUantum dOt and quantum dash materIAls (FP7: closed Sep-2016)
Silicon photonics is a powerful way to combine the assets of integrated photonics and CMOS technologies. The SEQUOIA project intends to make significant new advances in silicon photonic integrated circuits by heterogeneously integrating novel III-V materials, namely quantum dot and quantum dash-based materials on silicon wafers, through wafer bonding.
Ultra-high Data rate transmission with steerable antennas at THz Frequencies (BMBF: closed Jul-2016)
The final objectives of the TERAPAN project are, firstly, to demonstrate an adaptive wireless point-to-point terahertz communication system for indoor environments, and secondly to validate its performance for distances of up to 10 m at data rates of up to 100 Gbps. The project partners join their experience to build an analog front-end demonstrator based on monolithic integrated circuits and develope the key beam-steering algorithms.