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NANOSMART
Paola Farinelli

NANOSMART

on 7 Feb 2019 in Projects | 0 comments

“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      ...

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DOMUK
Paola Farinelli

DOMUK

on 7 Feb 2019 in Projects | 0 comments

‘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.   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 Form 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.   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 Form 4 to 5/6   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   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 Form 3/4 to 5/6   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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COLD
Mirko Emanuelli

COLD

on 6 Jun 2018 in Projects |

“Compact On-board L-band Diplexers for high-power applications” –  ESA project on the development of compact diplexers for mobile satellite communications   OBJECTIVES The objective is to evaluate a new class of compact diplexers capable of 100 W RF power operation based on dielectric technology, used either as a main resonator concept or as a filling feature for the filter critical gaps. Preliminary work at filter level has shown that a footprint reduction up to 50% can be achieved compared with the standard coaxial technology, while maintaining similar in-band and out-of-band performance. This results needs to be extended at diplexer level, with a detailed trade-off between in-line and cross-coupled filters for complex transfer functions. Other major challenges exist in terms of increased temperature range and higher RF power handling (average, multipaction and PIM) which shall be addressed simultaneously.   TRL Level Form 3/4 to 5/6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS RFmicrotech s.r.l. – PRIME CONTRACTOR Italy http://www.rfmicrotech.com   Thales Alenia Space Italy Italy https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/italy...

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