Deliverables

Here the public deliverables of the project are presented, as they become available. Please click on the topic to jump to the heading:

Overall system concept

Networking and mm-wave interface

RF front-end 300 GHz (including LO)

Propagation, antennas and sharing studies

Demonstration

Dissemination and exploitation

Project management


Overall system concept

D2.1 Requirements for B5G backhaul/fronthaul
The ThoR project targets wireless transport networks (assuming fixed services) exploiting terahertz frequency spectrum (252-325 GHz as a possible candidate band), which is expected to play a significant and necessary role in the next generation(s) of communication systems, 5G and beyond 5G. The performance requirements for such wireless transport networks (including backhaul and fronthaul links) are mainly determined and driven by the following domains which are discussed in this document:

  • Available frequency spectrum and its characteristics
  • End-user use cases and applications
  • Network architecture and deployment scenarios.

D2.2 Overall System Design
This document considers the overall system design, reviews the radio propagation characteristics of the 300 GHz spectrum, the assumptions and models available for the analysis of this frequency band and system design concepts. It concludes with the system specification which details the block diagram and interfaces for the system.  

D2.4 Scenarios for Demonstration and Simulation
In this document, six artificial scenarios are defined to cover various network deployments assuming different locations, density of existing base station, density of planned base station, deployed types and population flows. It concludes on data format for exchange of essential data for simulation and demonstration and the requirements for scenarios.

Networking and
mm-wave interface

D3.5 Testing Report of 60 GHz TRX Module

D3.6 Testing Report of 70/80 GHz TRX Module

RF front-end 300 GHz
(including LO)

D4.1 Photonics LO Performance 
This document presents the RF performances of the photonic LO, developed for the ThoR project. The performances of this photonic LO has been designed according to the use of the photonic LO within the ThoR project where special specifications have to be fulfilled for output power (minimum required to drive the other parts of the demonstrator), phase noise (according to the MODEMS specifications).

D4.3 300 GHz Circuits Validation and Report 
This deliverable reports on the on-wafer measurement results of the 300 GHz solid-state circuits developed in WP4. The measured performance of multiplier and amplifier test circuits as well as the fully integrated 300 GHz front-end and high-power amplifier MMICs is discussed and evaluated. The functionality of the 300 GHz power amplifier circuits as well as the receiver and transmitter front-end MMICs is verified within the requirements for overall system implementation in the ThoR project, permitting the packaging into waveguide modules for system integration.

D4.4 Solid-state RF Front-End Test Validation

D4.5 TWTA Amplifier

D4.6 Full RF-Front End Test (ready for live tests)

D4.7 Final Report of the RF Front-End Developments

Propagation, antennas
and sharing studies

D5.1 Initial results from sharing studies
This deliverable provides the results of simulations which show that the frequency bands 275-296 GHz, 306-313 GHz, 319-333 GHz and 354-450 GHz could be identified for fixed services
(future wireless front- and backhaul) without harmful interfering with the passive Earth exploration satellite service (EESS).

D5.2 Preliminary Antenna, Propagation and Channel Models
This deliverable provides the results of preliminary antenna, propagation and channel models. It is important to build the antenna and propagation models of THz wireless communications in order to evaluate the interference between other services, and to estimate the quality of THz wireless communications.

D5.3 Analysis of the Consequences of the Results of WRC 2019
This deliverable describes the outcome of World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) 2019 with reference to terahertz (THz) communications and makes an assessment of the results both in general and specifically for the ThoR project. WRC 2019 has included a new footnote to the radio regulations, which describes the conditions for the use of the spectrum between 275 and 450 GHz by land mobile and fixed service. Totally, 160 GHz of spectrum are now available for THz communications, where no specific conditions are necessary to protect Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS), which provides a sound basis for the future implementation of THz communications.

D5.4 Planning Rules for THz Backhaul/Fronthaul Links

D5.5 Final Report on Antenna, Propagation and Channel Models

Demonstration

D6.1 Initial Hardware Demonstration DEMO-1
This deliverable provides the results of the DEMO-1 proof of concept for the envisaged wireless THz system architecture and ultra-high data-rate transmission needed for beyond 5G networks. All DEMO-1 objectives and expectations were reached, including the successful validation of the wireless THz system architecture, the concept of the superheterodyne approach and bridging a 10 m THz link over the air supporting the above-mentioned items.

D6.2 Software Simulation Concept
This deliverable provides the concept of the software simulations on both the system level as well as the link level that will be used in the ThoR project in order to analyse the performance of the resulted wireless backhaul links at the 300 GHz frequency spectrum range. The software simulator (SiMoNe) is described and the principle of the prototypical software simulation flow for the ThoR project is explained and provisional results of the system/link level simulation are provided. 

D6.4 Laboratory Transmission Experiments DEMO-2

D6.5 Software Simulation Results (DEMO-4)

D6.6 Live Demonstration DEMO-3

Dissemination and
exploitation

D7.1 Project start press release
A press release to announce the start of the ThoR project was approved by the consortium and issued on MON 29-Oct-2018 in both the EU (in English and German) and Japan (in Japanese and English).

D7.2 M3 Dissemination Material
A selection of dissemination material has been prepared: website, presentation, business cards and fact sheet. All this material is available for public use, and the presentation and fact sheet may be downloaded from the website.

D7.3 M6 Dissemination Material
This deliverable documents the dissemination material produced for the 6M point in the project: the first project newsletter (issued 21-Dec-2018) and a video showing the lab set-up for ThoR DEMO-1 which demonstrated the principle of a superheterodyne wireless link at 300 GHz.

D7.4 Report on Standards Activity 12M
This deliverable provides the report of standards activity for THz wireless communications at various international standardization fora including: German National Preparatory Group “AK1-WRC19, IEEE 802.15, AWG-24, IEC Technical committee 103 (TC103), ETSI ISGmWT, TSC  and NGMN.

D7.5 18M Dissemination and Exploitation Activity Report
This document summarises the dissemination activities performed in ThoR in the first half of the project (i.e. M1 to M18). This activity has been broad and varied and is outlined in detail in this document.

D7.6 Mid-term ThoR Workshop (Japan)
The first ThoR workshop was organised and hosted by Waseda University on FRI 20-Sep-2019. The agenda included three invited keynotes, presentations from the ThoR partners and a poster session. In addition, there was a small exhibition during the lunch and coffee breaks. Over seventy attendees were present, and the event was very well received. Based on this success, a follow-up event in Japan is under discussion in addition to the EU workshop planned at the end of the project.

D7.7 Reports on Standards Activity 24M
This deliverable provides the report of standards activity for THz wireless communications. The international standardization contributions input into international standardization conference from ThoR during this period were:  IEEE 802 and AWG-24.

D7.8 Final ThoR Workshop (Europe)

7.9 Project Close Press Release

D7.10 Summary of Project Newsletters

D7.12 Dissemination Kit

D7.13 Report on Standards Activity

D7.14 Final Dissemination and Exploitation Activity Report

Project management

D1.3 Initial Gendered Innovation Check List
This document assesses the ThoR project against the Gendered Innovation check list for engineering referred to from the EC website.

D1.4 Initial Data Management Plan
This document summarises the Initial Data Management Plan (DMP) used in the ThoR project. It will be updated throughout the project.

D1.5 Mid-term Data Management Plan
This document summarises the data management plan being utilised in the ThoR project, which is based mainly on existing procedures at each partner, and the project management manual (D1.1). [The automated tool DMP Online was used to produce this document.]

D1.6 Mid-term Gendered Innovation Checklist
This document assesses the ThoR project against the Gendered Innovation check list for engineering referred to from the EC website. It has been reviewed at this mid-term stage in the project, and no changes are considered necessary.

D1.7 Final Data Management Plan

D1.8 Final Gendered Innovation Checklist