Center for Converged TeraHertz Communications and Sensing

Mark Rodwell (UC/Santa Barbara), Center Director

Ali Niknejad (UC/Berkeley), Assistant Center Director

ComSenTer will develop the technologies for a future cellular infrastructure using hubs with massive spatial multiplexing, providing 1-100Gb/s to the end user, and, with 100-1000 simultaneous independently-modulated beams, aggregate hubs capacities in the 10's of Tb/s. Backhaul for this future cellular infrastructure will be a mix of optical links and Tb/s-capacity point-point massive MIMO links. These mobile links will support cm-precision localization, supplementing GPS, and will use imaging techniques to locate communications partners. This intelligent immersive infrastructure will support low-latency virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and seamless telepresence. The Center seeks to drive a revolution in transportation, supporting autonomous vehicles and intelligent highways. Wideband inter-car links will communicate data and measure vehicle locations to cm-precision; these will anticipate and manage interactions, and avoid collisions. Unparalleled high resolution imaging, compact enough to fit on a car, will let drivers see through extreme fog and rain as well as our eyes can on a clear day, while low-cost, lightweight “whisper radios” will replace wire harnesses in vehicles.

Early Demonstration Plans with Key Milestone #4 Appendices

  1. Appendix A - Development Schedule

    Appendix B - 140 GHz Hub Massive MIMO Link Budget

    Appendix C - Link Point-to-Point MIMO

    Appendix D - 340 GHz Imaging Radar

ComSenTer Metrics

  1. Current

    34 Research Tasks
    10 Universities
    76 Students
    22 Faculty Researchers
    55 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    59 Research Publications
  3. Last Year

    34 Task Starts
    79 Research Publications
Updated: 19-Mar-2019, 12:05 a.m. ET

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