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Micromachined terahertz systems -a new heterogeneous integration platform enabling the commercialization of the THz frequency spectrum

Objective

This project envisions the wide-spread use of low-cost THz technology in our society, enabled by the proposed micromachined heterogeneous integration platform, which provides an unprecedented way to highly-integrated, volume-manufactuable, cost- and energy-efficient, reconfigurable submillimeter-wave and terahertz (THz) systems. The proposed THz integration platform is envisioned to initiate an important transition in industrial microwave-systems manufacturing and is expected to finally enable the large-scale commercialization of the heavily sought-after frequency space between 100 GHz and 1 THz. In line with technology convergence of advancing microwave semiconductor technology according to internal and external roadmaps, the proposed THz microsystem platform is envisioned to accommodate multiple generations of future THz products in different application fields. The concrete business and lead application case is THz microsystems enabling compact, low-cost point-to-point high-speed communication links in the frequency space between 100 GHz and 500 GHz, to be deployed in a scenario of a high-density small-cell base-station network providing ubiquitous high-speed internet access to mobile communication devices in urban environment. The key technology end-user driving the primary prototype development and demonstration of a complete THz communication link is Ericsson. A secondary prototype developed in M3TERA is on a multi-function adaptive THz sensor platform for different millimeter-wave sensing applications in society, including food quality control and food safety monitoring, medical diagnosis, and industrial sensing. The key manufacturing partner in this industry-driven proposal is the high-volume semiconductor and microsystems manufacturer IFAT, who also provides system packaging concepts. Project management of this 3-years project with 7 participants in 4 EU countries is done by a professional company with an exceptional career track in EU project management.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet access
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Burgplatz 3A
9500 Villach
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 415 875

Participants (6)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 987 585
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 969 062,50
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 612 500
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANTERAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 250
Address
Avenida Reino De Navarra 26 4 D
31621 Sarriguren Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 681 688,75
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations