Today's building networks consisting of a mix of passive copper cabling and radio stations are no longer up to date with increasing fiber optic house connections (FTTH) and growing mobility. The aim is to establish fiber optic cables as a backbone for active fiber-wireless networks in buildings. In this project, the advantages of fiber-coupled network nodes for radio stations and multimedia outlets will be exploited by further development of the passive structured cabling technology. Innovative components with higher functionality and reduced energy consumption make the technology marketable.
European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics
Next generation global telecommunication platforms and emerging massive take-up applications in radar,
communications and space industries will require entirely new technologies to address the current
limitations of electronics for massive capacity and connectivity.
Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing
More than 100 years ago, scientists invented the mobile camera to take pictures at any location.
More than 30 years ago, engineering scientists invented the mobile phone to make calls anywhere.
Now it is time to invent a mobile material detector to determine materials of any surface
as well as inside an object at any location.
The characterization of complex materials and moving objects in an arbritrary environment is a key challenge to sensor technology (eg for 3D material maps). For such complex tasks novel sensors need to be developed that adaptively canadjust the waveform, frequency bandwidth, carrier frequency and observation sector to the measurement environment and material properties.
Fiber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery
The European Training Network FiWIN5G aims to produce the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area
of 5G high-speed wireless internet and beyond, involving devices, systems and networks.
Radio technologies for 5G using Advanced Photonic Infrastructure for Dense user environments
In RAPID, we propose to use a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture to support high-capacity heterogeneous (3G, 4G and 60 GHz) radio access
technologies through low-cost, but ultra-high-bandwidth photonic techniques for the fibre distribution.
Integrated Photonic Broadband Radio Access Units for Next Generation Optical Access Networks
In Europe, however, most of all rural homes are still waiting for next generation access (NGA) to come. IPHOBAC-NG aims
at changing this situation by developing novel pho- tonic components and sub-systems provid- ing broadband wireless access.
Wireless Ultra High Data Rate Communication for Mobile Internet Access (SPP 1655)
Within the above mentioned DFG priority programme SPP 1655 the sub-project "Tera50" has been recommended for funding recently.
Coordinated by Dr. Stöhr, a group of four primary investigators
(DSV, HFT, NTS,
and OE) from University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is aiming to develop the basis for a modular wireless measurement system with up to
50 GHz bandwidth and carrier frequencies ranging from 10 GHz to 1 THz.
Plasmon-Empowered Nano-Optical Millimeter-Wave to Terahertz Generation in Semiconductors
The aim of the international collaboration between Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and University of Ottawa (UoO) is to exploit
electric field enhancements in metallic optical (plasmonic) nano-sized antenna structures for efficient millimeter-wave
to terahertz signal generation.
It is the aim of the EuroPIC project to bring the application of photonic integrated micro-systems in advanced products within reach for a broad class of SMEs by reducing their required investment costs by more than an order of magnitude. This will be done by developing a knowledge-based technology for production of Indium Phosphide based Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) that will combine an increase in flexibility with a dramatic reduction of cost. It will lay the foundation for a breakthrough of PICs into a wide range of applications.
The objective of PARADIGM is to effect a fundamental change in the way photonic integrated circuits (PICs) based on indium phosphide (InP) are designed and manufactured in Europe, with the aim of reducing the costs of design, development and manufacture by more than an order of magnitude and making more complex and capable designs possible than ever before. UDE is a member of the PARADIGM user group.
Within iPHOS (Integrated photonic transceivers at sub-terahertz wave range for ultra-wideband wireless communications), University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is studying photonic techniques and technologies for enabling future broadband radio systems operating at sub-THz carrier frequencies. The key objective of iPHOS is the development of photonic transceivers for broadband sub-THz radios. Partners are THALES Aeroportes, Alcatel-Lucent and the ACST GmbH as well as the universities in Cambridge and Madrid, the technical universities in Berlin and Eindhoven and the University College London.
MITEPHO (Microwave and Terahertz Photonics ) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Community's FP7 Programme. MITEPHO seeks to train European experts with backgrounds in engineering and physics in pursuing research related to photonic technologies for cw signal generation from microwave to terahertz frequencies. The network consists of five renowned Universities in Europe, two research laboratories and four industrial partners.
IPHOBAC is developing innovative photonic components and integrated functions for millimeter-wave applications in the fields of communications, measurement equipment/instrumentation and security/radar.
CeNIDE, the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, was founded in 2005 by members of the physics, chemistry and engineering departments as a framework for the diverse nano-activities at the Universtät Duisburg-Essen (UDE).