Towards Ubiquitous 3D Open Resilient Network (TUDOR)

The TUDOR Project is an ambitious research programme aiming to solve many societal, environmental and economic grand challenges such as the digital divide and energy efficiency.

Start date: February 2023 - End date: January 2025.


The TUDOR Project is a £12M UK flagship research project funded by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT). It targets low technology readiness level (TRL) research, aiming to tackle strategic technical challenges oriented to the design of future 6G paradigm.

The 3D aspect of the project refers to the seamless integration of satellite, airborne (e.g. high altitude platform systems – HAPS, unmanned  aerial vehicles – UAVs) and terrestrial network capabilities, all of which will become integral components in 6G.

Our ambition

The UK has the opportunity to lead development of ubiquitous, open, convergent terrestrial, airborne and space networks - ‘3D open networks’, which will form the basis of 6G-era connectivity services.

This project will leverage the UK’s strength in satellite, wireless, AI and data science to create an ecosystem capable of realising this opportunity.

We will position the UK as a leader in research towards 6G by advanced technology innovations in open telecommunications systems.

Explore our objectives to making this a reality.

Our people

Professor Rahim Tafazolli

Surrey Project Lead

Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder and Director of 5GIC, 6GIC  and ICS (Institute for Communication System) at the University of Surrey. He has over 30 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 1000 research publications ...

Professor Ning Wang

Surrey Technical Lead

Professor Ning Wang received his BEng degree in computing from Changchun University of Science and Technology, China in 1996 and MEng degree in electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2000 respectively.He obtained his PhD degree in electronic engineering from the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR, currently known as the Institute ...