Welcome to METERACOM:

MEtrology for TERAhertz COMmunication


Project Objectives

The capability to performing measurements and evaluating these measurements in a proper way are crucial for the advance of THz communication systems. Metrology at THz frequencies is however still in its infancy and as of today it only covers detector calibration to characterization of ultrafast devices and to measurement uncertainty analysis of different spectrometer types available at THz frequencies. Meteracom addresses the grand challenge of metrology in THz communication measurements systematically, and in four distinct project areas:

·         Traceability to the International System of Units (SI)

·         Characterisation of the measurement itself

·         Metrological characterisation of the RF components and the propagation channel

·         Measurements required for enabling the funcionality of THz communications.



Project Coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kürner

Technische Universität Braunschweig