Co-funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Duration: January 2010 - December 2013

High speed optical and wireless home network


Today´s growing need for high speed home networks and internet access necessitate new network structures and techniques at home. Within the WiONet project such an architecture will be developed in cooperation with a variety of academic & industrial partners.
Fast fiber to the home (FTTH) internet access is distributed throughout the home utilizing affordable fiber optic cable. By supporting a variety of application protocols the network infrastructure enables a seamless experience of network & cloud services in every room. Content can be transmitted from a central server to every display or television in the network. A wireless high-bandwidth extension using the 60 GHz band provides the ultimate flexibility to bridge the last gap.

Several topics will be addressed within the scope of this project:

  • Homogeneous and universal concept integrating multiple application protocols
  • System design & algorithms for high-rate in-house 60 GHz wireless links
  • Fiber to the Home equipment
  • Cost-effective optical transceiver
  • 60 GHz wireless transceiver

The work at the Heinrich Hertz Institute focuses on the wireless channel and architecture.

  • Characterization of 60 GHz indoor propagation channels
  • Development of system concepts