Research projects

SFB/TRR 196 MARIE

COST Action CA16220

European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics

Next generation global telecommunication platforms and emerging massive take-up applications in radar, communications and space industries will require entirely new technologies to address the current limitations of electronics for massive capacity and connectivity.

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SFB/TRR 196 MARIE

SFB/TRR 196 – MARIE

Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing

More than 100 years ago, scientists invented the mobile camera to take pictures at any location. More than 30 years ago, engineering scientists invented the mobile phone to make calls anywhere. Now it is time to invent a mobile material detector to determine materials of any surface as well as inside an object at any location.

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Photonic Sensor

Mercur Research Project

Photonic coherent 250 GHz sensor

The characterization of complex materials and moving objects in an arbritrary environment is a key challenge to sensor technology (eg for 3D material maps). For such complex tasks novel sensors need to be developed that adaptively canadjust the waveform, frequency bandwidth, carrier frequency and observation sector to the measurement environment and material properties.

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FiWIN5G

European Training Network

Fiber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery

The European Training Network FiWIN5G aims to produce the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area of 5G high-speed wireless internet and beyond, involving devices, systems and networks.

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IPHOBAC-NG

EU Reasearch Project

Radio technologies for 5G using Advanced Photonic Infrastructure for Dense user environments

In RAPID, we propose to use a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture to support high-capacity heterogeneous (3G, 4G and 60 GHz) radio access technologies through low-cost, but ultra-high-bandwidth photonic techniques for the fibre distribution.

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IPHOBAC-NG

EU Reasearch Project

Integrated Photonic Broadband Radio Access Units for Next Generation Optical Access Networks

In Europe, however, most of all rural homes are still waiting for next generation access (NGA) to come. IPHOBAC-NG aims at changing this situation by developing novel pho- tonic components and sub-systems provid- ing broadband wireless access.

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Tera50

DFG Reasearch Project

Wireless Ultra High Data Rate Communication for Mobile Internet Access (SPP 1655)

Within the above mentioned DFG priority programme SPP 1655 the sub-project "Tera50" has been recommended for funding recently. Coordinated by Dr. Stöhr, a group of four primary investigators (DSV, HFT, NTS, and OE) from University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is aiming to develop the basis for a modular wireless measurement system with up to 50 GHz bandwidth and carrier frequencies ranging from 10 GHz to 1 THz.

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PHENOMenon: Terahertz to mm-wave

DFG Reasearch Project

Plasmon-Empowered Nano-Optical Millimeter-Wave to Terahertz Generation in Semiconductors

The aim of the international collaboration between Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and University of Ottawa (UoO) is to exploit electric field enhancements in metallic optical (plasmonic) nano-sized antenna structures for efficient millimeter-wave to terahertz signal generation.

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European Research Project

EuroPIC

It is the aim of the EuroPIC project to bring the application of photonic integrated micro-systems in advanced products within reach for a broad class of SMEs by reducing their required investment costs by more than an order of magnitude. This will be done by developing a knowledge-based technology for production of Indium Phosphide based Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) that will combine an increase in flexibility with a dramatic reduction of cost. It will lay the foundation for a breakthrough of PICs into a wide range of applications.

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European Research Project

PARADIGM

The objective of PARADIGM is to effect a fundamental change in the way photonic integrated circuits (PICs) based on indium phosphide (InP) are designed and manufactured in Europe, with the aim of reducing the costs of design, development and manufacture by more than an order of magnitude and making more complex and capable designs possible than ever before. UDE is a member of the PARADIGM user group.

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European STReP

iPHOS

Within iPHOS (Integrated photonic transceivers at sub-terahertz wave range for ultra-wideband wireless communications), University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is studying photonic techniques and technologies for enabling future broadband radio systems operating at sub-THz carrier frequencies. The key objective of iPHOS is the development of photonic transceivers for broadband sub-THz radios. Partners are THALES Aeroportes, Alcatel-Lucent and the ACST GmbH as well as the universities in Cambridge and Madrid, the technical universities in Berlin and Eindhoven and the University College London.

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European ITN

MITEPHO

MITEPHO (Microwave and Terahertz Photonics ) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Community's FP7 Programme. MITEPHO seeks to train European experts with backgrounds in engineering and physics in pursuing research related to photonic technologies for cw signal generation from microwave to terahertz frequencies. The network consists of five renowned Universities in Europe, two research laboratories and four industrial partners.

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Research assignment for ESA

PHOMIGEN

By order of the European Space Agency ESA, UDE is developing jointly with the French THALES group the prototype of a frequency tunable photonic millimeter-wave source in the W-band (75-110 GHz).

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European IP

IPHOBAC

IPHOBAC is developing innovative photonic components and integrated functions for millimeter-wave applications in the fields of communications, measurement equipment/instrumentation and security/radar.

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Center for Nanointegration

CeNIDE

CeNIDE, the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, was founded in 2005 by members of the physics, chemistry and engineering departments as a framework for the diverse nano-activities at the Universtät Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

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