ICCS was founded in 1989, as the research arm of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National technical University of Athens (SECE-NTUA), with which it is associated, in the field of telecommunications systems and computer systems. The primary mandate of ICCS has been to provide the facilities and organizational environment through which research could be performed and through which post-graduate students could receive research stipends and researchers could be employed. At present ICCS employs more than 500 researchers including SECE faculty staff, senior research scientists, and PhD students.
Role in the project
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.