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Antenna centre of excellence

Objective

During 2006-2007, the ACE Network proposes to extend and complete the structuring effort started in 2004-2005, in the ACE-1 NoE Project by tackling the fragmented European antenna RandD, reducing duplications and boosting excellence and competitiveness in key areas.

Sophisticated antennas are a strategic multi-application technology for emerging communications, navigation and sensing services for the Information Society, Aeronautics and Space, transport, security, de-mining and tele-medicine. Involving thousand of specialists, European antenna engineering is scattered on more than 200 Entities, with some 200 MEuro of antenna RandD yearly. In this frame, 45 top-level Institutions led the ACE-1 NoE and, with some additions, form the Consortium for the ACE 2006-2007 proposal (ACE-2).

The ACE Network plans a Joint Programme of Activity with: a) horizontal integration by selecting, perfecting and regrouping for Design Software, Measurement Facilities, Teaching of top level courses and worldwide Dissemination. b) vertical integration, fostering university-industry co-operation, focusing research to support Europe's competitiveness in 5 key areas:
- Millimetre wave and integrated antennas
- Small antennas
- Wideband and multiband antennas
- Planar and conformal arrays
- Smart antennas.

At the heart of the Network, a Virtual Antenna Centre of Excellence, will help to:
- Coordinate and manage the Network
- Share software, testing techniques, benchmarks and standards
- Provide a University-Industry RandD forum, aimed at knowledge exchange
- Support a European School on Antennas, with the best courses and on-line education
- Disseminate results and promote the creation of a European Antenna Conference
- Aggregate and consolidate the Antenna Scientific Community.

The ACE Network will significantly contribute to emerging wireless applications, thanks also to synergies created with the other projects in the area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

I.D.S. - INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI - S.P.A.
Address
Via Livornese 1019
56010 Pisa
Italy

Participants (50)

ALCATEL-LUCENT TELECOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Christchurch Way, Greenwich
SE10 0AG London
ASC ANTENNA SYSTEMS CONSULTING APS
Denmark
Address
Selsmosevej 12
2630 Taastrup
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED*BR
United Kingdom
Address
Warwick House, Farnboroughaerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1521 PF 91 Budapest
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia, Avinguda Del Canal Olimpic
08860 Castelldefels
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Praha 6
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Aktiebolag
Sweden
Address

412 96 Goeteborg
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D Alleray 6
75015 Paris
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
Rue Barrault 46
75634 Paris 13
IMST GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-friedrich-gauss-strasse 2
47475 Kamp-lintfort
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France
Address
20 Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes
35043 Rennes Cedex
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athina
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Gregoriou Kai 27 Neapoleos
15310 Aghia Paraskevi Attikis
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Broderna Ugglas Gata
58188 Linkoeping
SAAB SPACE AB
Sweden
Address

405 15 Goteborg
SOCIETE D'APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIQUES DE L'IMAGERIE MICRO ONDES
France
Address
22 Avenue De La Baltique
91940 Les Ulis
SVEUCILISTA U ZAGREBU
Croatia
Address
Trg Marsala Tita 14
10000 Zagreb
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
Delft
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Espoo
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
France
Address
26 Avenue Jean-francois Champollion
31100 Toulouse
THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES S.A.
France
Address
2, Avenue Gay-lussac La Clef De Saint Pierre
78990 Elancourt
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
TICRA FOND
Denmark
Address
Laederstraede 34, 2
Copenhagen
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
Kista
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Germany
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4A
64289 Darmstadt
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende (Cs)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
Siena
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
UNIVERSITE DE MARNE LA VALLEE
France
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes/ Cite Descartes/ Champs Sur Marne
Marne La Vallee
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
Address
28 Av. De Valrose - Parc Valrose
Nice - Cedex 2
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Brownlow Hill 765
L69 7ZX Liverpool
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
Piraeus