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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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SMARTWAVE
Paola Farinelli

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   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy https://www.rfmicrotech.com   IHP microelectronics Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics Institute at Leibniz Association   Foundation for Research and Technology FORTH, Greece https://www.forth.gr/   TAIPRO  ENGINEERING, Belgium https://www.taipro.be/  ...

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Metamaterial Antennas for Satellite IoT Market
Paola Farinelli

Metamaterial Antennas for Satellite IoT Market

on 21 Feb 2020 in News |

“METIoT – Full Duplex Steerable Antenna for Mass Market Interactive Terminals” is the full title of the latest RF Microtech project approved by the European Space Agency. The project objective is the development and experimental verification of a novel class of low cost fully steerable Ka band antenna for SATcom applications based on an innovative use of metasurface technology. The market targeted is IoT where low-power (for battery-run operations) and low-cost are key aspects. RF Microtech is the main proponent and prime contractor of the project, that will be carried out in collaboration with two other Italian SME operating in the space field, namely WAVE UP and LINKS For more information don’t hesitate to  contact us...

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METIOT
Paola Farinelli

METIOT

on 4 Feb 2020 in Projects |

”Full Duplex Steerable Antenna for Mass Market Interactive Terminals’’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of low cost fully steerable Ka band antenna for SATCom and S-IoT applications (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract AO/1-9744/19/UK/ND)   OBJECTIVES To develop of a novel class of low cost fully steerable Ka band antenna for Mass Market Interactive Terminals based on an innovative use of metasurface technology. The main antenna characteristics are: Fully scanning Low cost Low power consumption Small size Low bit rate TRL Level From 2 to 4   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR https://www.rfmicrotech.com   Wave Up s.r.l. Italy http://wave-up.it/   LINKS Foundation, Italy https://linksfoundation.com...

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