Thrusts

T1 - Systems and Algorithms for Converged THz Networks

Sundeep Rangan (New York University), Thrust Leader

Systems and Algorithms for Converged THz Networks will address the challenges introduced by, and exploit the opportunities presented by high frequency, high capacity communications and imaging networks.

T2 - mm-wave/THz ICs and Arrays for Communication and Imaging

Ali Niknejad (UC/Berkeley), Thrust Leader

mm-wave/THz ICs and Arrays for Communication and
Imaging develops the complex RF and baseband ICs, minimizing IC complexity and power. This research also develops the high-frequency chip-to-antenna interface, and addresses the challenging thermal design.

T3 - Application-specific THz Transistors

Umesh Mishra (UC/Santa Barbara), Thrust Leader

Application-specific THz Transistors develops high-power GaN- and InP- based power transistors for increased transmitter power and improved efficiency, and InP-based low-noise transistors for improved receiver sensitivity, both increasing range and both reducing DC power consumption. Furthermore, work in this theme develops GaN and InP transistors with bandwidth sufficient for efficient low-noise, high-power, efficient operation at 340, 650, and 1080GHz.

T4 - Center-wide Demonstration Vehicles

Ali Niknejad (UC/Berkeley), Thrust Leader

Center-wide Demonstration Vehicles draws all of the center's efforts together in the demonstration of extremely high capacity spatially multiplexed THz wireless communications links and high resolution THz imaging systems.