Project Phases

The project is divided into two major project phases. In the first phase, completed in February 2015, a single channel point-to-point link with mechanical beam-steering was implemented. This setup serves as platform for validating basic beam-steering ideas, propagation channel models and assessing the system performance. In the second phase of the project, until the end of the project, a 4-channel all-electronic beam-steering front-end will be implemented. The experience from project phase I with the single channel experiments will influence the final solution.

 

Project Phase I (Aug 2013 – Feb 2015)

Demonstration of mechanical beam-steering at 300 GHz. Transmission at data rates of more than 10 Gbit/s. Design of integrated front-end Rx/Tx MMICs. Development of demonstrator modules and test of analog performance. Digital-to-digital system investigations.

 

Project Phase II (Mar 2015 – July 2016)

Demonstration of 4-channel electrical beam-steering at 300 GHz. Transmission at data rates of more than 40 Gbit/s. Optimization of integrated front-end Rx/Tx MMICs (2nd generation chip set).