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COMFID
Paola Farinelli

COMFID

on 13 Mar 2020 in Projects |

“COMpact broadband FIlters at C and Ku band based on Dielectric materials”  ESA project for the development and space assessment of miniaturised C and Ku RF filters based on dielectric materials (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract 4000129893/20/NL/NR)   OBJECTIVES The objective is to design, produce and test compact broadband C-band and Ku-band input filters based on dielectric materials. The use of advanced manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing (AM) will be exploited with the aim of optimizing the geometry of the final piece, improving its performance and minimizing mass and dimensions. The use of additive manufacturing would also make the realization phase of the various sub-parts more efficient, for example minimizing the number of sub-parts to be assembled for the final device. The aim is to reduce the volume of the C-band and Ku-band input filters by 50%, compared to the current reference standard, while maintaining substantially unchanged all the electrical performance parameters with respect to the current state-of-the-art. TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR https://www.rfmicrotech.com   https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/italySiae Microelettronica Italy...

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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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RF Microtech’s president appointed as High Official of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy
Paola Farinelli

RF Microtech’s president appointed as High Official of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy

on 31 Jan 2020 in News |

We are proud to announce that Professor Roberto Sorrentino, the founder of president of RF Microtech, has been appointed as High Official of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, for his commitment in the field of research and development. The prestigious award was bestowed by the Italian Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, upon proposal of President of the Council Giuseppe Conte. Before founding RF Microtech company, Professor Sorrentino was full Professor of Electromagnetic fields at the Perugia University, in which he has been the Dean of Engineering Faculty. He has devoted his research activity to electromagnetism and to its different applications in Telecommunication Systems and Industrial Sensors. He was one of the founders and first president of European Microwave Association and of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism. During its activity he received numerous international acknowledgements, such as: the title of Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1990, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and in 2005 the Microwave Career Award of IEEE (the only Italian to receive this award). In 2007, together with a group of young engineers (his former students) Professor Sorrentino founded RF Microtech, that now leads with excellent...

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Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads
Paola Farinelli

Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads

on 9 Jan 2020 in News |

RF Microtech has been awarded a new ESA ARTES AT project entitled COKKO ‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ The project goal is the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku– and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors. Up to 30% size reduction can be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).   RF Microtech is the main proponent and prime contractor of the project, that will be conducted in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space – Italy For more information contact us and visit the project web page at this...

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COKKO
Paola Farinelli

COKKO

on 7 Jan 2020 in Projects |

‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract 4000129096/19/NL/AF)   OBJECTIVES Miniaturising the broadband filters and implementing differential interfaces to the ADCs and DACs (e.g. by integrating baluns) will significantly impact the size of analogue pre- and post-processors. Up to 30% size reduction could be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). At the same time, due attention must be paid to implementing good gain and phase stability and tracking through the different analogue signal processing chains, which is important in digital beam forming applications. The objective of this project is to design, manufacture and test miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors.   TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR https://www.rfmicrotech.com   Thales Alenia Space Italy Italy...

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