Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Channel Modeling of Microscale Terahertz Communication

  • Chong HanEmail author
  • Yi Chen
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_228-1



Channel modeling is the characterization of EM wave propagation in a channel, in the forms of channel impulse response and channel transfer function. The channel impulse response is the received signal that propagates through a wireless channel when the transmitted signal is an impulse, while the channel transfer function is the Fourier transformation of the channel impulse response. The channel model depends on distance, frequency, time, and propagation medium.

Historical Background

Terahertz band communication (0.1–10 THz) is envisioned as a key wireless technology to satisfy the growing demand for wireless Terabit-per-second (Tbps) links, by alleviating the spectrum scarcity. Channel modeling that characterizes the THz band is the fundamental of the designs for physical layer and data link layer in the THz communication systems. J.M. Jornet modeled the line-of-sight (LoS) THz channel in nanonetworks and detailedly analyzed the effect of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI)Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Adam Noel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Warwick, UKWarwickUK