Industry Specification Group (ISG) TeraHertz (THz)

ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) THz provides the opportunity for ETSI members to share their pre-standardization efforts on THz technology resulting from various collaborative research projects and being extended with relevant global initiatives, towards paving the way for future standardization of the THz technology.

The group concentrates on establishing the technical foundation for the development and standardization of THz communications (0.1 - 10 THz).

The scope of the ISG THz contains the definition of target scenarios and frequency bands of interest; the analysis of specific radio propagation aspects for THz communication, such as molecular absorption, effect of micro-mobility, specific considerations for scattering, reflections, and diffractions, and considerations for near-field propagation; the analysis of data from earlier measurement campaigns published in relevant literature; the performance of channel measurements for the selected scenarios and frequency bands; the development of channel models for the selected scenarios and frequency bands; the establishment of baseline for THz technology fundamentals, including antenna assumptions, simulation assumptions, and deployment strategies; the assessment of the state-of-the-art materials for THz communication e.g., electronics, photonics, plasmonics; the study of the feasibility of different channel bandwidths considering component technologies, circuits and systems; the study of the effects of RF hardware; the characterization of RF/analog impairments based on simulations/measurements and obtain suitable RF impairment models in THz frequency range; the study of the low complexity large antenna array and packaging technologies; assessment of overall device complexity and cost impact; the study of the state of art for RF subsystems (transceiver, front end, antenna) in the THz frequency range; the study the energy efficiency of state-of-the-art materials and RF subsystems on transmission and/or reception.

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