Abu Dhabi-UAE – The AI and Digital Science Research Center (AIDRC), at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a leading global scientific research center and the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), has collaborated with Greenerwave, a pure Deeptech startup in the field of antennas, to carry out the first end-to-end 6G Reflective Intelligent Surface (RIS) multi-reflector trial at 27 GHz. The trial utilizes multiple RIS units that are optimally distributed to ensure the seamless streaming of an HD video with a mobile receiver.  

A first-of-its-kind initiative to leverage multiple RIS units, the trial aims to cultivate a dynamic environment for the proliferation of new generation networks, as RIS is a key enabler of 6G. While trials to illustrate the potential of RIS in improving the performance of communications have been conducted in the past, this is the first trial facilitated with multiple, uncoordinated RIS units, making it a significant and historic event.

The trial is well aligned with strengthening the country’s advanced technology landscape and positioning Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE as a serious frontrunner of 6G technology in the region.

As a leading company in connectivity technology designed to offer cutting-edge solutions in beyond 5G networks (B5G), among others, Greenerwave’s technology has designed the reflecting intelligent surface with off-the-shelf components that enables full control of the impinging EM wave and reflects it in the right direction. The designed solution allows various industries, service providers, and residential users to enjoy improved 5G connectivity, especially in white spots.

AIDRC brings together leading scientists and researchers in the field of communications and networking to develop core algorithms and technologies that improve the communication link by exploiting the properties of digitally controllable meta surfaces. The Center is actively involved in various consortiums to make the new paradigm of intelligent wireless environments a reality.

Speaking on the trial, Prof. Mérouane Debbah, Chief Researcher, AI and Digital Science Research Center, TII said: “Our goal for a 6G-powered society is close to becoming a reality and will help unify the human experience across all platforms - physical and digital. We look forward to working with Greenerwave on this trial to validate key concepts and core technologies to realize our shared 6G vision.”

Geoffroy Lerosey, CEO/CSO, Greenerwave, said: “Our goal is to prove that our core technology is far beyond prevailing state-of-the-art solutions, and is adaptable to multiple environments while also being easy to scale. Our field trial with TII is just a cornerstone for a long and strategic partnership with a leading Institute in the GCC region.”

The RIS trial will significantly boost TII’s credibility as a major driver of future 6G networks in the region while fostering international collaborations to further strengthen the UAE’s advanced technology ecosystem.


About Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is the dedicated applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). TII is a pioneering global research and development center that focuses on applied research and new-age technology capabilities. The Institute has 10 dedicated research centers in advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, AI and digital science, directed energy, quantum, secure systems, propulsion and space, biotechnology, and renewable and sustainable energy. By working with exceptional talent, universities, research institutions and industry partners from all over the world, TII connects an intellectual community and contributes to building an R&D ecosystem that reinforces the status of Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a global hub for innovation.

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About Greenerwave

Greenerwave SAS is a French deeptech startup based in Paris.  It is a spin off from Institut Langevin, an academic laboratory that belongs to French academic research center CNRS and engineering school ESPCI Paris. Greenerwave was created beginning of 2016 by Geoffroy Lerosey, CNRS researcher and Mathias Fink, Professor at ESPCI Paris. Greenerwave innovates through its technology in passive control of electromagnetic wave propagation using electronically reconfigurable metasurfaces.  Greenerwave develops all the hardware needed to fabricate, control and use these metasurfaces, from the routing of electronic components on the metasurfaces themselves, to the design of microcontroller of FPGA based control board, aimed at reconfiguring these surfaces at slower or faster rates.   The   company   hence   designs, develops, manufactures, and   characterizes   electronically   reconfigurable   metasurfaces that go from a few 100 MHz to sub-THz, for applications that range from IoT and RFID in the lower part of the spectrum, to smart antennas and radars in the higher ones. It is protected by a strong portfolio of 10 patents. Greenerwave is a partner of choice for the design and fabrication of RIS for both communication and sensing applications.

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