State of the art 557 GHz receiver developed in FP7 project TeraComp

The developed receiver technology is instrumental for both environmental monitoring e.g. of our atmosphere, and in planetary missions. The receiver has a measured noise temperature of 1300 K at room temperature, which makes it a sensitive receiver for applications where cryogenic cooling can’t be used. The receiver is a direct result of collaboration between European universities, institutes and SMEs, funded by the European Commission. Read more about the receiver here.


TeraComp is a collaborative project, which has the objective to develop industrial level capability to design and manufacture terahertz front-end electronics, suitable for a number of future earth observation and space science missions.

The TeraComp project is funded by the European Commission under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology.