Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas (COST IC1102)
The main objective of the action is to assist and coordinate the research in the field of integrated and versatile antennas for wireless applications, by bringing together experts from the distinct areas of radio, RF and microwave engineering, as well as related topics such as signal processing or (micro)fabrication techniques.
The goal is coordinating the cross-disciplinary research needed for the development and deployment of integrated and versatile antennas for wireless applications, through:
The Action is governed by its Management Committee. Its objectives and work plan are defined in its MoU.
Communications and sensing in varying wireless environments require resilient, adaptive antenna systems for reliable data transmission and seamless access to various infrastructures. The emergence of new technologies in radio coding and the need for more efficient use of the spectral and energy resources shifts antenna system design towards cross-disciplinary approaches, covering electromagnetic field theory, RF engineering, signal processing, integrated fabrication technologies and even micro- and nano-technologies.
With these new challenges, it is vital to review the existing expertise and direct the efforts in the right direction. This COST Action identifies key research topics, facilitating the networking and coordination between different R&D teams. The objectives are to assess the needs for the new technologies and applications, to foster the development of radiating systems in green, smart environments, to provide the necessary supporting technologies and to promote the career start of young researchers.
The work of the Antenna Group of the Institute covers contributions to broadband antennas for communications and navigation, beam-forming algorithms, numerical simulation procedures for conformal antennas and aircraft sensors.
European Commission, COST
IMST GmbH, Kamp Lintfort
Companies, Research Institutions and Universities from 27 countries
Duration of project
2011 - 2015