Carbon Based Smart Systems for Wireless Applications (NANO RF)

From the strategic agendas of ENIAC,EPoSS and ITRS it is evident that wirelessapplications are gaining more and more importance that results to new requirements in terms of miniaturization and increased complexity.The limitations of Moores Law in term of physics but also in terms of manufacturability, flexibility and multi-functionality has motivated research and development to implement new technologiesand new wireless architectures identified as Beyond CMOS and More than Moore.Carbon nanotubes are featuring very attractive intrinsic multi-physic properties. These properties coupled with CMOS compatibility offer promise for a new generation of smart miniaturised systems for wireless communications.Graphene also exhibits impressive electrical and mechanical properties.CMOS compatible microwave graphene devices, still at their infancy, hold promise for extremely low noise and high speed communications.The coordinator (TRT) is one of the major world players in civilian & professional electronics.TAS is N1in Europe and N3 worldwide for civil and military aerospace products. One key area for their products is T/R front-end systems for applications like radars for which long term solutions are continuously sought after.The main concept of NANO-RF is the development of CNT&graphene based advanced component technologies for the implementation of miniaturised electronic systems for 2020 and beyond wirelesscommunications and radars.The major objectives of NANO-RF are the development of: Active components from CNTs&graphene Passive components from CNTs& grapheneCapacitive RF NEMS from CNTsCNTs based vertical interconnectsCNTs & graphene based ICsThe developed components and technologies will be implemented in the following demonstratorsReflect array antennae for wake vortex and weather radars and Graphene receiver moduleThe demonstrators will exhibit the reconfigurability, systemability, integratability and manufacturability of thedevelopedtechnologies and unify advanced

Partner organizations

  • SHT Smart High-Tech (Private, Sweden)
  • Institutul National de Cercetaredezvoltare Pentru Microtehnologie (Research Institute, Romania)
  • Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) (Research Institute, Spain)
  • University College Cork (Academic, Ireland)
  • University of Toulouse (Academic, France)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) (Research Institute, Greece)
  • Linköping University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Thales Group (Private, France)
  • Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (Research Institute, France)
  • Graphene Industries (Private, United Kingdom)
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) (Academic, France)
  • Marche Polytechnic University (Academic, Italy)
Start date 01/09/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/08/2015

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.