Terahertz Based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks

This project has received funding from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement No. 761579.

TERAPOD ends!
The project officially ended 31-May-2021. However, please check the website in the coming months for the final public deliverables and project results.

TERAPOD Final Workshop!!
The project final workshop and demo took place on WED 26-May-2021. Workshop info here.

TERAPOD final newsletter (Mar-2021)
Now available!
Find out about the latest project results and upcoming events in TERAPOD newsletter #6

3TTCW was held 12-Mar-2021
Around 200 attendees joined us online for this excellent workshop: some of the presentations are available from the event page.

Project 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 1 Tbps 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 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 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.

TERAPOD kickoff meeting

In the meantime if you have questions on the project, please contact:
Bruce Napier: bruce@vividcomponents.co.uk


The TERAPOD consortium at the kick-off meeting (WIT, Sep-2017)

Latest News

TERAPOD workshop provides great conclusion to project!
The TERAPOD final workshop (26-May-2021) was a great event with presentations and live demos of the TERAPOD results.  The project officially ended 31...
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TERAPOD final workshop will be held next week!!
Registration is open for the final TERAPOD workshop! Since the event is online there is still room for everyone! Please note that the demos on the age...
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WWRF workshop: THz wave: Fast lane journey to 6G
On THU 22-Apr-2021, the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) is organising an online workshop entitled, “THz Waves: Fast Lane Journey to 6G̶...
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Events

4th IEEE International Workshop on THz Communications
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in Montreal, Canada. Topics include but are n...
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TERAPOD Final Workshop
The TERAPOD final workshop was held on WED 26-May-2021! Unfortunately due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, it was an online event. However, it proved ...
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EUCAP 2021
TERAPOD will share a virtual booth with the ThoR H2020 and the German METERACOM projects. Jointly the projects have also applied for a workshop on THz...
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