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End-to-end 6G Terahertz Wireless Platform with Adaptive Transmit and Receive Beamforming


6G is envisioned to provide ultimate experience for all through hyper-connectivity involving humans and everything, with unprecedented requirements and expectations [1]. In this vision, terahertz (THz) technology is a leading candidate to realize the 6G requirements. This paper presents the latest development and results of a terahertz wireless prototyping platform, which is being developed in Samsung research lab. The platform currently supports real-time transmission of 6 Gbps of data over a 2 GHz channel centered around 135 GHz with adaptive beamforming at the transmitter and receiver. The modem is designed to handle data-rate up to 36 Gbps, supports two MIMO streams, and aggregates two 2GHz channels. This paper also presents the specifications of the current RF units and discusses the challenges faced during the design and fabrication of these units.

Author: Shadi Abu-Surra, Won Suk Choi, SungTae Choi, Eunyoung Seok, Dongjoo Kim, Navneet Sharma, Siddharth Advani, Vitali Loseu, KITAEK BAE, ILJU NA, Gary Xu, Charlie Zhang

Published: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

Date: May 16, 2022