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Inkjet-Printed Wireless Powered Circuits for Sensing and Identification.

Objective

The project establishes the application of inkjet printing as a key technology for the implementation of batteryless and wireless sensor and communication circuits based on wireless power transfer and energy harvesting, enabling the realization of the Internet of Things (IoT). Inkjet printing supports a large volume production, achieves a good resolution necessary for high frequency electronics, enables the use of a variety of low cost and flexible materials, and is a direct-write, and additive manufacturing technology. The research outcomes of the project focus in two goals, 1) demonstrate low profile, conformal, inkjet printed RF energy harvesters and autonomous wireless sensor and communication circuits, and 2) establish inkjet printing in millimeter wave frequencies.
The applicant will become an expert in inkjet printing during the outgoing phase at Georgia Tech ATHENA laboratory, a world leading laboratory in inkjet printed RF electronics, where he would gain hands-on training in the technology, and he will develop transferable skills related to proposal, IPR and outreach activities and a wide scientific and industrial network of contacts. The applicant will also transfer to ATHENA lab his broad experience in energy harvesting and nonlinear circuit design, and he will enable a link with European networks in the field such as EU COST IC1301 on wireless power transfer, and foster a long-term collaboration beyond the project. Upon his return, an industrial secondment is foreseen which will allow the applicant to further train on IPR, as well as familiarize himself with the process of bringing the outcomes of the project into commercial products. The applicant will participate in the Scientific coordination and lead the Microwave Systems and Nanotechnology Group of the return host, which already has the necessary facilities to support inkjet printing fabrication.

Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 257 191,20
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 12 666,60

Participants (1)

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
North Avenue Carnegie Building
30332 0325 Atlanta

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 172 130,40