Objectives

The high-level objective of TERAWAY will be realized through the following 9 objectives:

Objective 1: Develop a photonics-enabled platform for ultra-wideband signal generation and emission in W/D and THz bands of wireless communications

Objective 2: Develop an optical beamforming unit and a bow-tie antenna matrix on the hybrid platform for multi-beam emission of signals in W/D and THz bands

Objective 3: Develop a photonics-enabled platform for ultra-wideband signal detection and reception in W/D and THz bands

Objective 4: Develop methods and tools, and perform the physical and system integration of multi-channel transceiver modules for the W/D and THz bands with total capacity up to 241 Gb/s (TERAWAY modules)

Objective 5: Perform the physical and system integration of network nodes (including moving nodes) using the TERAWAY modules for backhaul or fronthaul connectivity (TERAWAY nodes)

Objective 6: Develop tools for generation of THz path-loss maps in realistic propagation environments and methods for the localization of nodes in THz communication systems

Objective 7: Develop network management platforms and application tools, and perform the integration of the nodes inside a network system supporting different traffic and service types (TERAWAY system)

Objective 8: Evaluate the transmission performance of TERAWAY modules and demonstrate the operation of TERAWAY system in field trials

Objective 9:  Achieve substantial impact on the standardization landscape for THz communications and elaborate on a roadmap for the introduction of THz systems in commercial networks and applications