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NANOPOLY
Paola Farinelli

NANOPOLY

on 14 Mar 2019 in Projects |

“Artificial permittivity and permeability engineering for future generation sub wavelength analogue integrated circuits and systems“ H2020 Project for the development of innovative NANO components for next generation analogue Rx/Tx modules raised by the advancement of mobile 5G, IoT and radar applications. (Project n° 829061  – H2020 FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020)   OBJECTIVES NANOPOLY proposes a ground-breaking yet cost effective method to extend our control over impedance and parasitic phenomena in monolithic circuit components by independently tuning electric permittivity and magnetic permeability of the integrated layers to values far beyond what nature can provide. NANOPOLY will implement this concept on existing technology such as SiGe and will also employ novel two dimensional materials characterized by high mobility in order to complement minimal thickness and transferability with impedance engineering obtaining unprecedented performance of electronic components. This scheme, i.e. the meta-layers complemented with 2D materials aims at providing an entirely novel concept that of meta-electronics that promise a nano sized circuit platform with a new performance envelope, useful in all future analogue applications such as miniaturized consumer electronics, health monitoring, high-end THz applications e.t.c. As a proof of concept, NANOPOLY will develop a new technological platform, the associated software tool-kit and re-define the existing paradigm of analogue electronic integrated circuits regardless of material family. NANOPOLY will also create: A set of components and their models exhibiting minimal cross talk and reduced footprint for use in high density analogue design of miniaturized RF circuits, A proof of concept mmWave, 2D material based Rx/Tx (emitting / receiving) module including the antenna with a total footprint of λ/2 and state of the art performance and A THz range SiGe based Rx/Tx module with improved performance to showcase the broad applicability of the proposed technology.   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS THALES SA, France (Coordinator) Foundation for Research and Technology FORTH, Greece Institutul national de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Microtehnologie IMT, Romania Innoavations for High performance Microelectronics/ Leibniz Insitut fuer innovative Mikroelektronik IHP, Germany Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) Spain RF Microtech SRL, Italy     Official Project...

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NANOSMART
Paola Farinelli

NANOSMART

on 7 Feb 2019 in Projects |

“NANO components for electronic SMART wireless systems” H2020 Project for the development of innovative NANO components for high end radar and mass market IoT applications (Project n° 825430  – H2020 ICT–07a–2018 – Electronic Smart Systems)   OBJECTIVES The objective of NANOSMART is to develop technology for future generation, smart monolithic Transmit / Receive front-end ICs capable of RF switching, power management, high efficiency, at a fraction of the footprint and cost of current solutions. NANOSMART addresses this need by developing a new technological platform based on CNT and 2D material electronics (the two most promising technologies to replace Silicon electronics in the future). NANOSMART develops unique concepts such as deep sub-wavelength antennae, CNT NEMS for RF switching, nano electromechanical reconfigurable filters and multiple FET technologies. Monolithic integration of all technologies mentioned above will provide a compact platform including new amplifier architecture, power management, RF switching and antennae on one monolithically integrated chip. Within the front-end IC, three sensor types (temperature, humidity and RF radiation built from novel technology) will also be integrated to provide smart, autonomous system reaction and thus improve accuracy, power efficiency and real-time system health monitoring and on-the-fly response to ambient conditions. The two demonstrators planned are aiming at high end radar and mass market IoT applications providing this level of smart functionality for the first time.   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS THALES SA, France (Coordinator) RF Microtech SRL, Italy Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece Institutul national de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Microtehnologie, Romania Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden SHT Smart High-tech AB, Sweden Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy Regie Ecole Superieurie de Physique et de chimie industrielle, France University College Cork-National University of Ireland, Ireland Fundacio Institut Catala de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia, Spain               Official Project...

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DOMUK
Paola Farinelli

DOMUK

on 7 Feb 2019 in Projects |

‘Dielectric-loaded high-power Output de-MUltiplexer at Ku/ka-band’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of novel user terminal Ku/Ka band diplexers for space communications, ground segment (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract AO/1-9250/18/NL/NR)   OBJECTIVES To develop 250 W-class, Ku-band and Ka-band two-channel output de-multiplexers with 240-250 MHz channel bandwidth and with 30 per cent footprint reduction in comparison to the state of the art. Engineering Models (EM) will be designed, manufactured and tested experimentally.   TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com     Department of Engineering, University of Perugia http://www.ing.unipg.it/it/  ...

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STEDI
Mirko Emanuelli

STEDI

on 6 Jun 2018 in Projects |

“Small user TErminal multiband DIplexers” – ESA project for the development and space assessment of novel user terminal Ku/Ka band diplexers for space communications, ground segment (ESA/ESTEC Contract AO/1-8928/17/NL/CLP/gm)   OBJECTIVES Design, manufacturing, test and comparison of different technology concepts for user terminal Ku-/Ka-band diplexers using novel technologies, aiming at large-scale fabrication of RF compact filters compatible with planar monolithic circuits (SMD). Technologies like Micromachining, LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) and SIW (Substrate Integrated Waveguide) on PCB will be investigated. RF Microtech (Perugia, Italy) is the prime contractor, responsible for the electro-magnetic design and test. SIAE microelettronica  (Milan, Italy) is the end user and it is involved in the electro-mechanical design and validation.   TRL LEVEL 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RFmicrotech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com     SIAE Microelettronica s.p.a. Italy www.siaemic.com  ...

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SUMO
Mirko Emanuelli

SUMO

on 6 Jun 2018 in Projects |

“Surface Mountable Filters for Frequency Converters” – ESA project for the assessment of compact L and C band filters to be easily integrated in frequency converter equipment (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, ITT AO8882)   OBJECTIVES The project first goal is to identify the most suited technology and develop surface mountable filters at L-band and at C-band for space applications. The targeted improvement is a highly integrated Ku- or Ka-band to IF converters with up to 20% mass and footprint saving with respect to the state of the art.   TRL LEVEL 5   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   Thales Alenia Space Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR Italy https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/italy   RFmicrotech s.r.l. Italy...

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