300 GHz broadband transceiver design for low-THz band wireless communications in indoor internet of things

Khalid, N 
Abbasi, NA 
Akan, OB 

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© 2017 IEEE. This paper presents the architectural design of a 300 GHz transceiver system that can be used to explore the high speed communication opportunities offered by the Terahertz (THz) band for advanced applications of Internet-of-Things (IoT). We use low cost industry ready components to prepare a fully customizable THz band communication system that provides a bandwidth of 20 GHz that is easily extendable up to 40 GHz. Component parameters are carefully observed and used in simulations to predict the system performance while the compatibility of different components is ensured to produce a reliable design. Our results show that the receiver provides a conversion gain of 51 dB with a noise figure (NF) of 9.56 dB to achieve a data rate of 90.31 Gbps at an operation range of 2 meters, which is suitable for high speed indoor IoT nodes. The flexible design of the transceiver provides groundwork for further research efforts in 5G IoT applications and pushing boundaries of throughputs to the order of terabits per second (Tbps).

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Link budget analysis, transceiver design, 5G indoor wireless networks, 300 GHz band, Internet-of-Things (IoT) links, Terahertz (THz) communication
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Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, IEEE Green Computing and Communications, IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, IEEE Smart Data, iThings-GreenCom-CPSCom-SmartData 2017
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