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SMARTWAVE: The new generation of phased array antennas
Paola Farinelli

SMARTWAVE: The new generation of phased array antennas

on 1 Dec 2020 in News | 0 comments

Just over two month ago we started our latest project on the development of phase-shifters for future generation phased array antenna applications. Let’s talk about SMARTWAVE. The EU funded project, initially proposed in the original Pathfinder( FET-Open) NANOPOLY project, which aims to reinvent, redesign and commercialize the mainelement of any beam steering system: the phase-shifter, a device that changes the phaseangle inthe transmission of an incoming signal. THE PROJECT In an age when everything is mobile and everything becomes wireless, the technological approachis to develop analog electronic components with higher frequencies, smaller and more complexwith beam steering capabilities. The SMARTWAVE project is based on a new phase shift mechanism that allows to enable phaseshift technology with: excellent performance characteristics higher speed reduced energy consumption All this by exploiting the reconfigurability potential of high frequency phase shifters. A project lasting 24 months in which we participate with great pride together with other European realities. The SMARTWAVE team, coordinated by Dr. Afshin Ziaei, explains the idea behind the project: In the modern world everything goes wireless and everyone goes mobile. To sustain this trend, higher frequency, smaller, more complex analogue electronics with beam steering capabilities are becoming ubiquitous. SMARTWAVE capitalizes on a newly identified technology combination to reinvent, design, fabricate and commercialize the main building block of any beam steering capable system, the phase shifter using a novel phase shifting mechanism based on reconfigurable metamaterials. For more information about the project please read the project sheet or click...

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2020 IEEE Radar Conference
Paola Farinelli

2020 IEEE Radar Conference

on 21 Sep 2020 in News |

It is started today the 2020 edition of the IEEE Radar Conference, the World’s most comprehensive technical conference focused on radar techniques and applications, featuring World-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and demo sessions. In light of the global pandemic, the conference is taking place in virtual mode from the 21st till the 25th September 2020. Visit the virtual booth of RF Microtech, bronze sponsor of conference! The complete program is available at the conference...

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ESA Industry Space Days
Paola Farinelli

ESA Industry Space Days

on 15 Sep 2020 in News |

Tomorrow it will start the Industry Space Days, the biannual event organized by ESA SME Office to foster cooperation between different actors in the entire space sector. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, for the first time the event has moved from ESA/ESTEC to a virtual environment, with pre-scheduled BtoB meetings. Participation is free of charge, a registration is required, Don’t miss the opportunity to meet RF Microtech ! The full program is available at this...

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A new real time indoor TRACKing system for Industry 4.0
Paola Farinelli

A new real time indoor TRACKing system for Industry 4.0

on 3 Sep 2020 in News |

On 3st September 2020 officially starts the latest RF Microtech project called HALLTRACK, HAngar reaL time TRACKing & tracing system, for the development of a totally innovative localization and tracking system for indoor and outdoor applications. The system will be used to monitor in real time the position of forklift and carriages used for the maintenance activities in large areas like airport hangars and industrial warehouses. The proposed system is based on a FMCW radar and tag system and presents several advantages with respect to commercial ones, such as high accuracy and range of detection, low complexity and costs, very long battery tag duration, up to several years. The project, supported by the Competence Center CIM4.0 (Competence Industry Manufacturing, 4.0) in the framework of the PRIA_I4.0 program, will be carried out in synergy with the company Blue System (Perugia), the Information technology department of Università la Sapienza (Rome), CPU I TEC (Rome) and the consortium CIM4.0...

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National Catalogue of the Italian Space Industry, edition 2020
Paola Farinelli

National Catalogue of the Italian Space Industry, edition 2020

on 23 Jul 2020 in News |

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Trade & Investment Agency (ICE), in collaboration with the National Association AIAD, AIPAD and ASAS, published the forth edition of the «National Catalogue of the Italian Space Industry» for the year 2020. 144 enterprises take part at this latest publication, including large companies, PMI and Start-Up. The free catalogue is visible and can be downloaded at this...

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