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.


New TERAPOD update video (Jul-2019)!!!

Third TERAPOD newsletter released (Jul-2019)!!!

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

Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “THz Communications”
Dr. Mira Naftaly of NPL, one of the TERAPOD members, is preparing a Special Issue of Applied Sciences (an MDPI journal; ISSN 2076-3417; CODEN: ASPCC7)...
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TERAPOD at ECOC 2019
At ECOC 2019,TERAPOD will have an invited paper from Prof. Cyril Renaud (UCL): THz over fibre for wireless (Th.2.C.5) describing some of the advances ...
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TERAPOD update video released
A new video has been released which describes some of the progress made in the TERAPOD project over the last year, including a review of the component...
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