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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 054 383,97

  • EU contribution

    € 4 054 383,97

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

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."

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

LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 211 981

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 539 652,52

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 232 181,62

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 290 556,64

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 246 337,96

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 481 845,76

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 210 356,74

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 261 448,66

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 290 556,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 054 383,97

  • EU contribution

    € 4 054 383,97

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France