Scientists from a project coordinated by Technische Universitat Braunschweig in Germany and Waseda University in Japan with ten other partners from five countries have succeeded for the first time worldwide in developing a bidirectional THz radio link that can be connected as a “backhaul” to the data network of mobile radio providers. This link achieved by the Horizon Europe-funded new windowThoR project, can realise high data rates and thus play an important role in the network infrastructure of the future. On 29 and 30 June, the THz radio link will be presented in a final workshop of the ThoR project.
The Braunschweig radio relay link connects the Oker Tower with TU Braunschweig’s IT Centre over a distance of 160 metres. Credits: Thomas Kürner/ TU Braunschweig
Fibre-optic cables are not always the best option when it comes to transmitting data. Especially in cities, it is often not possible to connect every base station of the mobile network by cable. Radio relay links provide an alternative solution. With the help of antennas mounted on roofs, they can bridge distances of up to one kilometre. This creates important backhaul connections between mobile radio cells and the nodes of the mobile radio network without the need for any road construction work.
Until now, the high data rates produced by the 5G mobile communications standard, which will continue to increase in the future 6G standard, favoured a fibre-optic connection between stations to the data networks. The international ThoR project has now succeeded in developing a bidirectional terahertz radio link that can reliably transmit these high data volumes. The frequency range above 300 gigahertz is used for this as it offers enough spectrum for high data rates.
The ThoR-backhaul link is the only one of its kind in the world to offer a bidirectional real data connection and connects TU Braunschweig’s IT centre with the Oker high-rise building over a distance of 160 metres. It can transmit data rates of 2×20 Gbit/s net at a bandwidth of 2×8.64 GHz and is scalable over the bandwidth so that higher data rates can also be realised. Professor Thomas Kurner, coordinator of the European part of the project: “We have realised an application-oriented complete solution here, which can already be used as a backhaul link in the data network in the near future.” In addition, as the first backhaul link of its kind, its functionality also complies with the IEEE 802.15.3 standard. The IEEE 802.15.3 standard was already developed in the run-up to the ThoR project and substantial research contributions were made by TU Braunschweig and several of the Japan-based partners.
On 29 and 30 June, the final workshop of the ThoR project will take place in hybrid form. In addition to attending the workshop in person in the Aula of the Haus der Wissenschaft (Pockelstrabetae 11, 38106 Braunschweig), it will also be possible to participate online. The core of the workshop is the demonstration of the backhaul track with a tour of the developed THz hardware. Registration for the workshop is possible new windowonline.
The ThoR project is funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 research framework programme (Grant Agreement 814523) and by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan with a total of three million euros. The project started on 1 July 2018 and will end on 30 June 2022.
Partners of the ThoR project: TU Braunschweig (EU coordinator, Germany), Waseda University (Japanese coordinator, Japan), Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan), Gifu University (Japan), University of Stuttgart (Germany), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF (Germany), University of Lille-CNRS IEMN&PhLAM Laboratories (France), HRCP R&D Partnership (Japan), Vivid Components Ltd (UK), Siklu Communication Ltd (Israel), NEC Corporation (Japan) and Deutsche Telekom (Germany/Czech Republic).
Further information can be found at: https://thorproject.eu/
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Joint Communication for more effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act signed by Environment and Tribal Affairs Ministries
Will improve participation of STs and forest dwellers in forest management and ensure that Forest Rights Act is implemented in letter and spirit: Shri Arjun Munda
The joint communication indicates a paradigm shift from working in silos to achieving convergence between Ministries and Departments: Shri Prakash Javadekar
A “Joint Communication” was signed by Shri R.P. Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), and Shri Anil Kumar Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), in the presence of Minister of Environment, , Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda today in New Delhi.
The Joint Communication, addressed to all Chief Secretaries of States/UTs, pertains to more effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act(FRA), 2006 and for harnessing the potential for livelihood improvement of the Forest Dwelling Scheduled Tribes (FDSTs) and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFDs).
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda stated that tribals and other forest dwellers can contribute significantly in efforts towards climate change through preservation of biodiversity, environmental conservation and enhancing forest cover.
In his key-note address, Shri Munda said that today’s joint communication is oriented towards the rights and duties of the forest dwellers and to improve participation of such communities in the process of forest management.
आदिवासी समुदाय के विकास और सशक्तिकरण के लिए प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी की नेतृत्व वाली सरकार प्रतिबद्ध है. आदिवासियों के सर्वांगीण विकास और वन अधिकार अधिनियम को सही मायनों में लागू करने के लिए आज जनजातीय कार्य मंत्रालय एवं वन,पर्यावरण एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय pic.twitter.com/myETRdwzBn
— Arjun Munda (@MundaArjun) July 6, 2021
The Minister further informed the gathering that a meeting was held between both ministers on 10th August, 2020 which was intended to resolve issues in ensuring community participation in forest management and today’s joint communication, is a culmination of the series of consultations done after that.
The Environment Minister, Shri Javadekar said that the joint communication indicates a paradigm shift from one of working in silos to achieving convergence between Ministries and Departments, and is a very positive development.
“Government of India is committed for development of Tribes and Tribal areas. The number of sanctioned Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) has gone up to 620. Similarly, the launch of Van DhanYojana and increasing the number of Minor Forest Products (MFP) in the bracket of Minimum Support Price (MSP) from 10 to 86 in the last few years has supported tribes immensely in improving their incomes and livelihood prospects.” said the Environment Minister.
गत सात वर्षों में 5 लाख से अधिक पट्टे वनवासियों और आदिवासियों को दिए गए। @TribalAffairsIn का बजट पहले 3800/- करोड़ होता था आज ये 7200 करोड़ है। जहाँ पहले 10 Minor Forest Produce को #MSP मिलता था, वहीँ आज मोदी सरकार ने ये संख्या बढ़ा कर 86 कर दी है। pic.twitter.com/DKHjdtzJM0
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 6, 2021
On the occasion Minister of State for Tribal Affairs,Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta expressed happieness and hailed the the joint communication as historic that would bring all the stakeholders together and hoped that it will prove beneficial for forest dwellers.
Shri Babul Supriyo Minister of State for Environment, gave a call for action to achieve objectives of Forest Rights Act, 2006 in its right earnest. The step will go a long way for the benefit of not only forest conservation and biodiversity as well as for the welfare of the Scheduled Tribes & OTFDs.
The event was attended by more than 300 participants including State Government officials such as Principal Secretaries/Secretaries in the Forest, Revenue and Tribal Welfare Departments, Principal Chief Conservators of Forest, Commissioners/Directors of Tribal Welfare Departments, Directors of Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) as well as members from NGOs and partnering organizations.
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