Simulation and Automatic Planning of 300 GHz Backhaul Links
The IEEE Standard 802.15.3d defines a communication systems allowing wireless solutions for backhaul links operating at 300 GHz with data rates of 100 Gbit/s and beyond. The European Horizon 2020 ThoR project works towards the demonstration of such a solution. One of the goals of ThoR is to develop algorithms for automatic planning of 300 GHz backhaul links and the derivation of planning guidelines. In this paper, an automatic algorithm for the planning of 300 GHz backhaul links using 3D ray tracing taking into account atmospheric effects is presented. The influence of both the applied antennas and the weather conditions are evaluated for an automatically planned network by using a realistic scenario of an ultra-dense network in the city of Hannover.