Connecting tomorrow's mind
The future of wireless communications will go beyond connecting people or things to connecting smart robots or unmanned vehicles without human intervention. HERMES proposes the fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep sub-micron CMOS technology to open a new generation of wireless transceivers. For the first time, HERMES will deliver to the telecommunications industry a disruptive way of designing transceivers, with impact on production of billions of units that can be implemented in any autonomous system to communicate. This new wireless link will be a springboard for an innovation leap in the robotics and the security industry.
Driving excellence for tomorrow's world
Collaboration and innovation
WP1: AI for Cognitive Radio and Walsh signal processing for RF signal conditioning
Lead: KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (KUL)
WP1 will achieve nonlinearity compensation for the newly proposed transceiver design, End-to-end wireless communication models for high speed communication and Improve network throughput through interference management and spectrum usage prediction.
End-to-end deep learning communication models. SoA systems are adapted for high bandwidth THz scenarios. Detailed performance profiling is performed. These models are further enhanced assuming imperfect channel knowledge. SoA auto-encoder models are adapted to achieve higher constellations and even multicarrier communication to address the challenges posed by the high bandwidth frequency selective channel.
WP2: Wide band signal converter
Lead: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES (CEA)
Perform a high-level simulation of the wide band signal converter for sub-10GHz signals with defined specifications (SNR, BER, EVM).
Design the Walsh Sequences building block.
Design the VGAs for both Tx and Rx.
Design the Walsh Signal Generator.
Design the receiver with the N-Path filter and the Walsh Mask Generator.
WP3: Radio-Frequency Front-End
Lead: BALTIJOS PAŽANGIŲ TECHNOLOGIJŲ INSTITUTAS (BPTI)
Design the frequency synthesizer to generate the LO signals for the I/Q up-/down conversion for transmitter and receiver covering 141GHz to 164GHz range.
Perform a feasibility study and design up-conversion mixer and down-conversion I/Q mixer components for Tx and Rx stages covering frequencies from 141GHz to 164GHz.
Design a wide-band Power stage able to operate from 141GHz to 164GHz.
Design an LNA covering the 141GHz to 164GHz range.
WP4: Tx-Rx specifications, co-integration and measurements
Lead: SILICON AUSTRIA LABS (SAL)
Specify technical requirements of each building block and their interaction based on the KPI and the achievable performances with the actual technology.
Measurements techniques for THz frequencies.
Co-integration of heterogeneous devices, ASIC, RFIC, measurements bench management, methodologies and results.