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INtelligent Fast Interconnected and Efficient Devices for Frontier Exploitation in Research and Industry

Objective

"We propose to establish a training network for the development of intelligent devices and tools for cutting-edge applications in Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Medical Physics and Telecommunications. The network aims to develop new technologies and algorithms, with a common theme of placing intelligence into data-acquisition, processing and transmission technologies very close to the information source. We consider three main applications: pixel detectors in the harsh radiation environment of CMS at LHC; novel SiPM devices for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and an array of Cherenkov detectors spread over kilometers, forming a gamma-ray telescope (CTA). The chosen applications require extremely rapid “front-end” data processing, event selection, efficient transmission, and high-selectivity
The training programme is based on 5 technical work packages, focused on VDSM CMOS technology, 3D vertical interconnectivity, Silicon Photonics and Optical Wireless Communications, FPGA and CAM memories, and ACTA backplanes. The network comprises 5 academic nodes, 4 European Lab nodes, and 2 companies (Philips and THALES-SA) for a total of 11 full partners, all leading in their respective fields. Such a multi-disciplinary approach will provide unique opportunities for the career progression of the trainees and strengthen important research partnerships within Europe. International associated partners in Europe (CERN, and other leading companies), the USA (FNAL and companies) and Korea (Seoul University and Samsung) bring advanced and complementary technical capabilities. The combination of the technologies addressed promises to deliver dramatically increased performance in all application areas on the timescale of this project. The trained individuals will represent a highly valuable resource for European industry and academic research, helping to maintain European leadership in the forefront technologies addressed."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 885 897,33
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)

Participants (10)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 403 569,10
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Van Rijn (Mr.)
LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 211 981
Address
Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lina Barata (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 539 652,52
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simona Petronici (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 232 181,62
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Garcia Beato (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 556,64
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 337,96
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Prati Giancarlo (Prof.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 481 845,76
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Shepherd-Themistocleous (Dr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 210 356,74
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronika Kiss (Ms.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 261 448,66
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Sincholle (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 556,64
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Halpin (Ms.)