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Heterogeneous Advancement and hybrid integration of polymer and tripLEx platform for Integrated Microwave PhoTonics

Objective

Microwave photonics technology (MWP) has the potential to create a huge commercial impact by bringing together the worlds of microwave engineering and photonics and by enabling processing functionalities in microwave systems that are complex or totally impossible in the microwave domain. The main reason for not having achieved this so far has been the lack of a photonic integration technology that could address the specific needs of MWP. HAMLET aims to fill this gap and develop a disruptive photonic integration platform that will enable the development of very large scale photonic integrated circuits (VLSPICs) with cascaded stages of tunable structures for analog and digital signal processing, variety of optical processing functionalities and ultra-low optical loss. To this end, HAMLET will employ two integration levels. At the first one, it will develop a disruptive PZT-based phase-shifter technology on TriPleX platform with lower power consumption compared to thermal phase-shifters by almost one million times. At the same level HAMLET will incorporate the deposition of graphene films as a standard step in the fabrication process of polymer platform and will develop arrays of electro-absorption modulators with high bandwidth (>25 GHz). At the second integration level, HAMLET will bring together the two platforms
under a 3D hybrid integration engine, and will develop circuits with record scale of integrated components (>300), record scale of functionalities with optical beamforming for 64-element antenna arrays at first place, and novel use as the interface between the wireless and the optical part at the antenna units of emerging 5G networks. Finally, in parallel with the system-related exploitation, HAMLET will also work on the unification of the two platforms under a multi-project wafer run type of services to external users, where the 3D integration engine will be used for provision of supersets of components and tools already available in the two platforms.

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTILIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATION EPIKOINONIAS KAI YPOLOGISTON-EMP
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€ 520 000,00
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Patision 42
106 82 Athina
Greece

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LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
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€ 765 031,25
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 826 983,75
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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SOLMATES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 877 500,00
Address
Auke Vleerstraat 3
7521 PE Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
Linkra S.R.L.

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Italy
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€ 0,00
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Via Guido Rossa 20/22
20040 Cornate D'adda
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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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CORDON ELECTRONICS ITALIA SRL
Italy
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€ 497 886,25
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Via Guido Rossa 22
20872 Cornate D'adda

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
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€ 0,00