The Chalmers Antenna Systems Excellence centre Chase is a consortium between Chalmers University of Technology and a number of company partners. Chase started in the beginning of 2007 and has a total budget of SEK 210 million over 10 years with cash and in-kind contributions. Chase is oriented towards applied research and the projects are chosen based on industrial needs, usefulness for society and global sustainability. All partners invest resources in the centre and the projects should lead to products and opportunities of employment.
The VINN Excellence Centre Chase started in the beginning of 2007 and has a total budget of SEK 210 million over 10 years with cash and in-kind contributions. The industrial interests are mainly in Wireless Communications, Remote Sensing and Medical Applications of Microwaves.
Chase is oriented towards applied research and the projects are chosen based on industrial needs, usefulness for society and global sustainability. The projects should lead to products and opportunities of employment. Chase benefits from other more basic research projects at Chalmers funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the European Research Council (ERC), and other funding instruments within FP7 and Horizon 2020 of the European Union, and also from researchers and projects in the VINN Excellence Center GigaHertz, hosted by the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers.
The centre covers the research areas Antennas, Bioelectromagnetics, Biomedical Electromagnetics, Communication Systems, Computational Electromagnetics and Signal Processing. Chase has support from 14 Swedish companies that actively participate in the research projects. The companies range from well-established large industries to small start-ups from the academic research activities. They cover the market areas wireless communications, satellite communications, vehicle communication, medical technology and remote sensing.
To reach the overall goal of bridging the gap between research and products, it is vital that the university researchers work closely together with researchers and engineers from industry and research institutes. Therefore, as a basic principle, each project has at least two industrial partners, to ensure the tight connection between academic research and industrial needs which is a basic ingredient in all VINN Excellence Centres. The research conducted has resulted in a large number of journal and conference papers, with authors from the academia as well as from the companies.
To be a world leading provider of new and improved antenna system technologies for a competitive industry and a sustainable society.
- To bring research results fast to industrial exploitation and use in the society by creating an interdisciplinary research environment, where industrial needs and research excellence are combined.
- To define the agenda and set standards for future antenna system technologies.
- To promote innovations and scientific advances that lead to a more sustainable society.
- To attract Swedish and international Master students, PhD students and senior researchers to Chase and Chalmers.
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