TERAWAY is a technology intensive project that aims to develop a new generation of THz transceiver modules, and by leveraging these modules to enable the operation of disruptive communication systems that can provide coverage and support applications with ultra-high requirements. In order to address this long chain of innovation and developments, TERAWAY brings together twelve (12) leading European research centers and companies among which: One (1) Network operator – Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (TID, Spain); two (2) vendors – Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions (ICOM, Greece) and SIAE Microelettronica S.p.A. (SIAE, Italy); two industry-oriented research institutes – Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute (FbH-HHI, Germany) and Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH, Germany); a company and three (3) SMEs – LioniX International BV (LXI, Netherlands), Optagon Photonics (Optagon, Greece), PHIX Photonics Assembly (PHIX, Netherlands), Cumucore OY (CMC, Finland); and three academic organizations – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, Spain), Aalto University (AALTO, Finland) and the Institute of Communications & Computer Systems of the National technical University of Athens (ICCS, Greece) that coordinates the action.
Cumucore is spin off company from AALTO University that provides cloud EPC integrated with Software Defined Networking (SDN). The company has customers currently in Europe, South Africa and USA. The Cumucore main product cloud EPC has been used in an ETSI PoC to demonstrate the deployment of EPC as part of ETSI NFV. Moreover, CMC together with other partners demonstrated the deployment of the world first pilot of Licensed Frequency sharing (LSA) and cloud EPC.
Joost van Kerkhof
Eduardo Yusta Padilla
Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios Jiménez
David de Felipe (Hybrid PICs group)
Norbert Keil (Hybrid PICs group)
Björn Globisch (THZ group)
Simon Nellen (THZ group)
Moritz Baier (InP Foundry group)
In the TERAWAY project, three R&D groups from the Photonics Components department of FhG-HHI are involved: will be involved: 1. the Hybrid PICs group, 2. The Terahertz Sensors and Systems group and 3. the Photonic InP Foundry group.
FhG-HHI is leading WP3 and is the key partner for the development of the polymer- and InP-based photonic components for the Tx and Rx modules, as well as the hybrid integration of the different optochips.
ICCS coordinates the action and participates in the TERAWAY project with two groups: 1. the Photonics Communications Research Laboratory (PCRL) group and 2. the I-SENSE group. Within WP2, ICCS contributes in the definition of the system requirements, the design of the overall system and the system nodes, the design of the transceiver modules and will work actively on the DSP methods for the high-bandwidth baseband unit of the transceivers, the extension of the THz propagation models and the development of a localization technique based on the SDS-TWR method.
ICCS will have a crucial contribution in the physical and system integration of the system nodes and in close collaboration with ICOM and Optagon will work on the link establishment process and the localization techniques. ICCS is responsible for the bench-top test and the system evaluation of all modules in the first two testing stages and will and participate in the Field Trial experiments in AALTO.