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Terabit/s Wireless Connectivity by TeraHertz innovative technologies to deliver Optical Network Quality of Experience in Systems beyond 5G

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Project "TERRANOVA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: GR. LAMPRAKI 122
postcode: 185 32

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 Coordinator Country Greece [EL]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙996˙775 €
 EC max contribution 2˙996˙775 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2016-2
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-07-01   to  2020-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    JCP-CONNECT FR (CESSON SEVIGNE) participant 403˙750.00
4    INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS EL (PEANIA) participant 363˙750.00
5    OULUN YLIOPISTO FI (OULU) participant 360˙500.00
6    PICADVANCED, SA PT (ILHAVO) participant 259˙500.00
7    ALTICE LABS SA PT (AVEIRO) participant 170˙500.00


 Project objective

To provide reliable connectivity of extremely high data rates in the Tbit/s regime and almost ‘zero-latency’ in networks beyond 5G, TERRANOVA proposes to extend the fibre-optic systems Quality of Experience and performance reliability to wireless, by exploiting frequencies above 275GHz for access and backhaul links. To this end, TERRANOVA will take advantage of breakthrough novel technology concepts, namely the design of baseband signal processing for the complete optical and wireless link, the development of H-band (>275GHz) RF front ends, as well as THz network information theory framework, channel and interference modelling in the THz regime, waveforms and high-order modulation schemes, pencil beam antenna arrays and multiple-access schemes and cashing techniques tailored to the particularities of the THz regime and the associated extremely large bandwidth.

Sustaining a flexible and ubiquitously available Tbit/s access network in systems beyond 5G will require rethinking of design principles and architectures, mainly replacing the notion of joint optimisation with that of ‘co-design’, e.g. optical and wireless, backhaul and access, channel models and waveforms, signals and coding, beam-patterns and medium access schemes and so on. Most importantly, TERRANOVA will identify, assess and address the critical technology gaps and devise the appropriate enablers, expected to catalyse the road to beyond 5G. TERRANOVA innovations and technologies will be demonstrated by means of a Proof-of-Concept experimental platforms, validating and assessing the feasibility and performance of the THz wireless transceiver, the pencil beam based tracking and the co-design of fibre-optical and wireless principles.

To realise this vision, TERRANOVA consortium brings together various stakeholders viewpoints and roadmaps from across Europe, an impressive record on research excellence and impact, technology innovation and transfer, implementation and demonstration expertise.


List of deliverables.
TERRANOVA system requirements Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
Pencil beamforming and device tracking algorithms and performance, v1.0 Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
Project Management Plan Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:51
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-11-15 10:11:51
Dissemination and Communication Plan Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:51
Report on preliminary THz RF-Frontend and Antenna, Phased array beamforming, baseband algorithms and optical RF-frontend ready for implementation in off-line tests Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
TERRANOVA system architecture Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
TERRANOVA’s MAC layer definition & resource management formulation Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
The Project Quality Assurance Manual Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:52
Standardization activities - first release Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:11:51

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TERRANOVA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Alexandros-Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Angeliki Alexiou , Dimitrios Kritharidis,, Alexandros Katsiotis, Georgia Ntouni, Joonas Kokkoniemi,Janne Lethtomaki, Markku Juntti, Dessy Yankova , Ahmed Mokhtar , Jean-Charles Point, José Machado , Robert Elschner, Colja Schubert, Thomas Merkle, Ricardo Ferreira, Francisco Rodrigues , Jose Lima
Wireless Terahertz System Architectures for Networks Beyond 5G
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2018 J. Kokkoniemi, J. Lehtomäki, M. Juntti
Reflection Coefficients for Common Indoor Materials in the Terahertz Band
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ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom) September 2018 2019-11-15
2018 Alexandros-Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Angeliki Alexiou, Thomas Merkle, Colja Schubert, Robert Elschner, Alexandros Katsiotis, Panagiotis Stavrianos, Dimitrios Kritharidis, Panteleimon-Konstantinos Chartsias, Joonas Kokkoniemi, Markku Juntti, Janne Lehtomaki, Antonio Teixeira, Francisco Rodrigues
Terahertz Technologies to Deliver Optical Network Quality of Experience in Wireless Systems Beyond 5G
published pages: 144-151, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1700890
IEEE Communications Magazine 56/6 2019-11-15
2018 J. Kokkoniemi, J. Lehtomäki, M. Juntti
Simplified Molecular Absorption Loss Model for 275 – 400 Gigahertz Frequency Band
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EUCAP 2018 2019-11-15
2018 Evangelos N. Papasotiriou, Joonas Kokkoniemi, Alexandros-Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Janne Lehtomaki, Angeliki Alexiou and Markku Juntti
A New Look to 275 to 400 GHz Band Channel Model and Performance Evaluation
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IEEE PIMRC 2018 September 2018 2019-11-15

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