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Multiband Electronically Reconfigurable Microwave Devices and Antennas for a New Generation of Wireless Systems

Objective

This project aims at establishing new partnerships and reinforcing already existing ones between two European and three non-European research institutions, through a structured programme of exchange of researchers and coordinated multiannual joint research programme in the field of multiband electronically reconfigurable microwave devices and antennas. The participating institutions from Serbia, United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa and USA, chosen for the diversity in their respective expertise and research approaches, are recognized world-wide as leaders in research and innovation. The wide scope and depth of the knowledge accumulated in the consortium offers a unique opportunity for exchanged researchers to undertake cutting-edge research under mentorship of experienced senior researchers. The main technical goal of the joint research programme is to encourage the application of emerging technologies and result in the development of low-cost miniature tunable and reconfigurable microwave devices and antennas for future multifunctional wireless systems. Main research targets are: - Development of compact microwave devices and antennas with multiple functionalities, - Development and applications of novel artificially structured materials like metamaterials, controllable electromagnetic band gap materials, nano-foam materials and reconfigurable metamaterials, - Applications of fractal curves in the design of compact and multiband devices due to their inherent multimode operation, - Development of computationally efficient electromagnetic analysis and optimization tools for multiband reconfigurable devices, - Development of low-cost microfabrication techniques using multi-layer technology (LTCC and Thick-Film), ferroelectrics and superconducting technologies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 219 600
Administrative Contact
Vesna Crnojevic-Bengin (Prof.)

Participants (1)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 400
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jia-Sheng Hong (Prof.)