Center for Converged TeraHertz Communications and Sensing

Mark Rodwell (UC/Santa Barbara), 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.

ComSenTer Metrics

  1. Current

    27 Research Tasks
    10 Universities
    19 Faculty Researchers
    14 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    27 Task Starts
Updated: 17-Feb-2018, 12:05 a.m. ET

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