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High Efficiency Electronics Cooking Systems

Objective

The HEECS project will answer the need to increase energy efficiency, developing a smart, controlled and highly efficient Solid state cooking device and give significant contributions to standards. The main project scope is to enhance energy efficiency by more than 25% in Microwave ovens (MWOs) across any range of food to be heated or cooked at home. According to this scope, breakthrough technologies will be researched and developed according to 4 HEECS main project objectives: 1) New and improved semiconductor technologies mainly focused on innovative high frequency power solid state devices. 2) Improved thermal management systems to efficiently cool the high frequency power transistor package, and make use of the dissipated heat energy in an efficient way. 3) Intelligent electromagnetic (EM) field adjustment and high frequency controls, in order to better distribute the field intensity within differing food types, thereby heating the food appropriately and decreasing losses. 4) Optimized MWO technology configuration and system architecture delivering optimum feeding and efficiency of the MWO through enhanced signal conditioning. Matching the overall ENIAC objectives, all the electronic parts of the solid state cooking device, including small signal board (frequency synthesizer, High speed RF switching, micro controller), Switched mode power supply unit, high frequency power amplification stages, RF sensing and coupling, will be built with miniaturised circuits. The thermal management of the RF power devices will also incorporate thermal / material aspects relevant to ensure reliability and miniaturisation within the hybrid transistor package. The project will also deliver TCAD, and multi-physics tools enabling design of new technologies related to RF Hybrid circuit integration, phased array controls, and thermal design of High Frequency power transistor packages.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science/multiphysics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

ENIAC-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ENIAC - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ENIAC)

Coordinator

Bergh Hybrid Circuits BV
Address
Grensstraat 4
7041GZ 'S-heerenberg
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 56 501
Administrative Contact

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 32 884
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
ComHeat Microwave AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 29 241
Address
Manhemsvagen 20 B
191 43 Sollentuna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 187 491
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Plextek Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 512
Address
London Road Great Chesterford
CB10 1NY Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 314
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 839
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 716
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Whirlpool Europe srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 116 565
Address
Viale Guido Borghi 27
I-21025 Comerio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Whirlpool Sv/eden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 832
Address
Lundatorpsvägen
60117 Norrköping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact