Code-based Physical-Layer Security for Terahertz-MIMO-Communication

Funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

CERTAIN project page

Duration: October 2020 - September 2023



In the CERTAIN project, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is researching and developing tap-proof THz transmission systems for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The research team is using three future technologies: physical layer security (PLS), terahertz transmission technology and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO). The researchers will combine these three for the first time, designing a tap-proof wireless transmission concept. They will then implement them in a demonstrator.

The team will develop a real-time, FPGA-based THz MIMO demonstrator to validate the coding schemes designed in the project. To do this, the researchers use MIMO and customized, low-resource signal coding.