TERRANOVA envisions to extend the fibre-optic systems’ Quality of Experience to wireless links by exploiting frequencies above 275 GHz. This means reliable connectivity at extremely high data rates in the Tbit/s regime and almost ‘zero-latency’ for networks beyond 5G.

The consortium will employ breakthrough technology concepts, namely:

  • the design of baseband signal processing for the complete optical and wireless link,
  • the development of THz wireless frontends and their integration with photonic components.

A network information theory framework, caching techniques, channel and interference models, all tailored to the particularities of the THz regime and extremely large bandwidths will achieve the successful co-design of components and network solutions.

The project will enable the use of higher-order modulation schemes, pencil beam antenna arrays and multiple-access schemes to address user access and backhaul application scenarios at THz frequencies.

The innovations and technologies will be demonstrated by means of a proof-of-concept experimental platform validating and assessing the feasibility and performance of the concept.