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Ultra capacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimeter wave Traveling Wave Tubes

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Project "ULTRAWAVE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: BAILRIGG
postcode: LA1 4YW

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙971˙366 €
 EC max contribution 2˙971˙366 € (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 2017-09-01   to  2020-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER UK (LANCASTER) coordinator 681˙553.00
2    FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV DE (BERLIN) participant 476˙437.00
5    HF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GMBH & CO KG DE (KASSEL) participant 294˙750.00
6    FIBERNOVA SYSTEMS SL ES (VALENCIA) participant 285˙312.00
8    OMMIC SAS FR (LIMEIL BREVANNES) participant 240˙000.00


 Project objective

For the first time, smartphones and tablets data usage exceeds desktops. This is a wake up call for manufacturers and operators to provide users with ubiquitous, high speed and high quality wireless coverage. The 5G cell densification is the only available route due to the constraints of sub-6GHz networks. A dense deployment of small cells requires a capillary backhaul and novel approaches to fronthaul. While the increase of data rate at small cell level has found solutions, the quest for high-density backhaul remains still unanswered. The fiber is too expensive and of difficult deployment. The wireless backhaul is the preferred solution for operators for performance, flexibility and cost. The traffic demand requires an upshift from microwave to high capacity millimeter wave backhaul, and overcome the current technology limits. ULTRAWAVE responds to the challenge of high capacity, high cell density backhaul by proposing, for the first time, the exploitation of the whole millimeter wave spectrum beyond 100 GHz. This will be used to create an ultra capacity layer providing more than 100 Gbps per kilometer square in Point to Multi point at D-band (141 – 174.8 GHz) over 500 m radius of coverage, fed by novel G-band (300 GHz) Point to Point high capacity links with more than 600 m range. The ULTRAWAVE system is empowered by the convergence of three main technologies: vacuum electronics, solid-state electronics and photonics in a unique wireless system, with transmission power at Watt level at millimeter waves, generated by novel traveling wave tubes. The ULTRAWAVE consortium includes five top Academic institutions and three high technology SMEs from five European countries. The vast capacity, flexibility and easy deployment of the ULTRAWAVE layer will enable backhaul of hundreds of small and pico cells, no matter the density, and will open scenarios so far not conceivable for new networks paradigms and architectures aiming at a full 5G implementation.


List of deliverables.
Design, Realisation and Characterisation of Antennas for the D-band Documents, reports 2020-02-12 18:04:02
Dissemination and Communication Report Documents, reports 2020-02-12 18:03:46
Photonic Transmitter Documents, reports 2020-02-12 18:03:51
Data Management Plan (Version 2) Documents, reports 2020-02-12 18:03:51
Data Management Plan (Version 1) Open Research Data Pilot 2019-10-09 11:47:51
Press Release Documents, reports 2019-10-09 11:47:49
ULTRAWAVE Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-09 11:47:50
System and Component Specifications Documents, reports 2019-10-09 11:47:52

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Andre, Frederic; Quang, Trung Le; Ulisse, Giacomo; Krozer, Viktor; Letizia, Rosa; Zimmerman, Ralph; Paoloni, Claudio.
Toward 100 Gbps wireless networks enabled by millimeter wave traveling wave tubes
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IVEC 2018 Proceedings. IEEE, International Vacuum Electronics Conference 2018, , 24-26 April. 2019-07-19
2018 C. Paoloni
Novel High Capacity Millimeter Wave Wireless Networks Enabled by Traveling Wave Tubes
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SIMULIA Community News, edited by Dassault Systemes, May 2018 2019-07-19
2018 G. Ulisse, V. Krozer
Folded Waveguide Traveling Wave Tube in a Parallel Configuration with a Single Electron Beam
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Conference Proceedings, IEEE International Vacuum Elctronics Conference (IVEC), Monterey (USA) 24-26 April 2018 2019-07-19
2018 C.Paoloni, R.Letizia, V.Krozer, M.Marilier, S.Boppel, A. Ramirez, B.Vidal
Toward 100 Gbps wireless networks enabled by millimeter wave traveling wave tubes
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Conference Proceedings, International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC), 24th - 26th April 2018, Monterey, USA 2019-07-19
2018 B. Vidal
Photonic-assisted G-band Wireless Links for 5G Backhaul
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Conference Proceedings, 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Bucharest, Romania, 1-5 July 2018 2019-07-19
2018 C.Paoloni
Point to Multipoint at Millimetre Waves Above 90GHz
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Conference Proceedings, 26th European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC 2017), Oulu (Finland), 12-15 June 2017 2019-07-19
2018 C. Paoloni
Novel High Capacity Millimetre Wave Wireless Networks Enabled by Traveling Wave Tubes
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CST European User Conference (EUC), Unterschleissheim, Germany, 4th June 2018 2019-07-19
2018 C.Paoloni
Ultra Capacity Wireless Layer Beyond 100 GHz Based on Millimeter Wave Traveling Wave Tubes
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Conference Proceedings European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Lubliana, Slovenia, 18-21 June 2018 2019-07-19

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