6G and Terahertz Communications

THz Communication

 

Terahertz (THz) band represents the unused frequency band between the microwave and optical bands and lies in the range of frequencies between 0.1 to 10 THz. As a result, the THz signal generation can be done using electronic or photonic circuits. Moreover, the channel gain has hybrid features from both microwave and optical bands allowing the reap the benefits of each band. Adopting such a technology can mitigate the spectrum scarcity and introduce a substantial solution to other systems such as visible light communications. In this project, we aim at developing a communication system using THz frequency and nanoantenna. Then, we use the THz technology to support the operation of uplink networks using directional narrow beams. We optimize the uplink communication network resource represented in the frequency bands and the assigned power in order to minimize the total power consumption while achieving a specific quality of service. Furthermore, we investigate the impact of weather conditions and the system’s requirements on the performance of our system.

Duration

2019-2022

Team Members

  • Prof. Mohamad-Slim Alouini
  • Dr. Osama Amin
  • Dr. Shuping Dang

Selected Publications

  • S. Dang, O. Amin, B. Shihada, and M.-S. Alouini, "What Should 6G Be?", Nature Electronics, Vol. 3., pp. 20–29, 2020.

  • H. Elayan, O. Amin†, B. Shihada◊, R.-M. Shubair, and M.-S. Alouini, "Terahertz Band: The Last Piece of RF Spectrum Puzzle for Communication System", IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 1, pp. 1-32, 2020, (Invited Paper). [PDF]

Media

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