Antenna systems are present in all wireless applications, may it be for power transmission, sensing, or communication. Given the diverse nature of the applications, antenna systems come in many different shapes and forms. We define an antenna system as the combined hardware and software that is responsible for transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves.
ChaseOn gathers stakeholders in seemingly disparate application fields to continue building fundamental knowledge and solid competence of antenna systems to meet future challenges.
VisionTo be a world-leading provider of antenna systems research and technologies for a competitive industry and a sustainable society
To meet this vision, we are building and developing a research and innovation environment attractive to academy and industry worldwide by executing our mission.
- Create an interdisciplinary research environment, built on openness, respect, and trust, where industrial needs and research excellence are combined
- Enable efficient utilisation of research results by industry and public sector
- Set the agenda and standards for future antenna system technologies
- Promote research and innovations that lead to a more sustainable society
- Attract Swedish and international Masters students, Ph.D. students, and senior researchers to ChaseOn and Chalmers
- Ensure relevance of Chalmers educational programs with respect to antenna systems
Although there exist many strong academic antenna research environments around the world, ChaseOn is unique in its size and composition. Few, if any, centres gather academic, industrial, and public sector partners to address the vision and mission above.Background
ChaseOn is a continuation of the very successful Chase centre. The success is mainly due to the Chase’s ability to adapt to new needs and corresponding research challenges and opportunities, while at the same time maintaining a durable vision and long-term strategies.
Antenna Systems VINN Excellence Centre Chase (2007-2016).
Up to date (2007-2014), the following results have been achieved in Chase:
- 202 scientific journal or peer-reviewed publications and 489 conference presentations at international conferences
- 14 Ph.D. degrees, 21 Licentiates degrees, and 100 M.Sc. theses
- 16 innovation disclosures
- Significantly improved personal mobility between industry and academia
- 15% of the peer-reviewed journal or conference publications were co-authored by Chalmers and industry researchers during Chase Stage 3 (2012-2014)
- 9 companies utilising Chase results in the industrial development or manufacturing of products
- 4 small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are growing
Examples of impact of research results from Chase are listed below:
- Interdisciplinary research between technical and medical academic Chase partners resulted in a stroke diagnosis system and the creation of a company,Medfield Diagnostics. As a result, Medfield Diagnostics is world leading in the development of portable stroke diagnostics systems for pre-hospital use.
- The SME Bluetest AB has become a commercial success during Chase, increasing its number of employees from 2 in year 2006 to presently 37,including 4 in China and 4 in USA. The turnover in 2014 exceeded 90 MSEK. The success of Bluetest is to a large extent due to the Over-The-Air Testing (OTA) Chase projects.
- Chase research has resulted in a new waveguide and radio frequency (RF) packaging technology referred to as GAP waveguides. The GAP technology forms the base for the recently started spinoff company Gapwaves AB.
- Chase research on hyperthermia treatment of cancer has progressed to the point when clinical trials are planned for patients with cancer in the head and neck regions. This has potential for considerable societal impact (improved health care, reduced patient suffering, reduced cost).
The Chase International Scientific Advisory Board wrote in their report 2015:“The Chalmers laboratories and the Swedish industry, both very active in RF research and engineering, are in an excellent position to keep and strengthen their long-time strong position in antenna design, RF components and system engineering, as well as related application areas in communications and sensor systems.”