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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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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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University Spin-off puts Perugia-on the Technology Map
Paola Farinelli

University Spin-off puts Perugia-on the Technology Map

on 5 Aug 2019 in News |

The European Space Agency ESA just published on its website a news to celebrate a decade of the successful collaboration with RF Microtech. “RF Microtech has experienced remarkable growth in the last few years, which has put the medieval town – normally famous for its stunning scenery, legendary chocolate and its jazz festival – firmly on the technology map”. This was declared by ESA delegates, after the bilateral meeting held in Perugia on June 2019 to consolidate and celebrate the fruitful collaboration with RF Microtech. Visit  https://artes.esa.int/news/university-spin-puts-perugia-technology-map to access the full...

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