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SMARTWAVE

SMARTWAVE

on 15 Oct 2020 in Projects |

“Metamaterial based, radio frequency and millimetre wave phase shifters for future generation phased array antenna applications

H2020 EIC  FETPROACT project to start a dedicated pilot line of innovative transceiver RF-power modules for mass applications. (Project n° 869817  – H2020-EIC- FTI-2018-2020)

 

OBJECTIVES

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. A novel phase shifting mechanism based on reconfigurable metamaterials promises to enable phase shifting technology with excellent performance characteristics, increased speed and reduced power consumption.
SMARTWAVE technology is easily implemented in existing semiconductor fabrication lines and is inherently compatible with both III-V as well as Si and SiGe fabrication process. This ensures easy adoption of the novel idea into existing markets. To prove this, SMARTWAVE aims at demonstrating the phase shifting prototype in both technological platforms building a III-V based, K-band version to be included in a demonstrator phase array antenna for Satcomm and / or Radar applications as well as an advanced radar chipset fabricated in SiGe BiCMOS technology operating at 120GHz..

 

STATUS

On-going

 

PARTNERS

THALES SA, France –  COORDINATOR

https://www.thalesgroup.com/fr/global/innovation/recherche-technologie

 

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RF microtech s.r.l. Italy

https://www.rfmicrotech.com

 

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IHP microelectronics

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics Institute at Leibniz Association

 

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Foundation for Research and Technology FORTH, Greece

https://www.forth.gr/

 

blankTAIPRO  ENGINEERING, Belgium

https://www.taipro.be/