The research activities of the DH (Microwave Devices) team are focused on the design of microwave devices for telecommunication systems, sensor systems and radar imaging.
The main research activities are divided into three areas:
- The design of microwave devices using new technologies:
Important advances in the field of technologies (additive, planar flex, etc.) make it possible to remove certain obstacles to the miniaturisation and the co-integration of various microwave functions (antennas, filters, active chip-antenna interconnection). The team already has a great deal of experience and recognition in this area, for example in the field of RF filtering or the co-integration of "RF front-end" modules in the millimetre and sub-millimetre bands. The team is pursuing its research activities in this field by relying, among others, on the research activities of the SMART team, which is developing new printable materials and basic technological building blocks dedicated to microwave applications.
|mmw DRA antenna in LTCC||Co-intégration antenna - PA||3D printed antenna|
- The design of environmental or medical sensors based on microwave/media interactions:
For several years, research activities carried out within the Lab-STICC in the fields of environmental monitoring (e.g. corrosion sensor) or medical monitoring (e.g. blood sugar level, cancer cell detection) have shown the interest in using microwave devices interacting with a medium to meet needs in terms of non-destructive, non-contact, low-cost monitoring.
|Microfluidic sensor in LTCC||RFID sensor on flex technology|
- The design of new reconfigurable microwave devices :
Software-defined radio is essential in future telecommunication systems (5G, 6G, etc.) as well as in radar imaging systems. The constraints in terms of bandwidth, beamforming, etc. require the use of agile devices. Based on the SMART team's research activities on materials and on the evolution of technologies developed either internally or by partners, the objective is to propose original advances (materials controllable by various physical principles, functional interfaces (fluidics, materials with agile properties).