New frontiers in integrated dielectric focusing systems

This 5-year research Network gathers the most qualified teams in Europe with unique and strong background and expertise on “integrated dielectric focusing systems at millimetre and sub-millimetre waves”. The whole spectrum of the fundamental know-how required to push the frontiers in the area covered by the Network will be assembled to strengthen, consolidate and produce a significant added value at the European level in terms of research and education. These fields of expertise include (1) Advanced analytical and numerical modelling techniques in electromagnetic theory using complementary formulations (full-wave modelling in time and frequency domains, high-frequency and asymptotic techniques, spectral approaches) for the analysis, the synthesis and the optimisation of integrated dielectric focusing systems, (2) Powerful computer-aided-design tools developed by the partners of the Network, and (3) Unique measurement facilities at millimetre and sub-millimetre waves. In its present form, the Network gathers 15 academic partners from 12 countries (Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, and Ukraine). The main expected achievements are the following: (1) Coordination, consolidation and exploitation of the research expertise in Europe, (2) Advanced education (creation of courses for the postgraduate European School of Antennas), (3) Inciting mobility and researcher exchanges (travel grants for short term scientific missions), (4) Sharing existing expertise and overall benchmarking, (5) Development of new design techniques / tools and innovative antenna concepts, and (6) Dissemination of know-how (creation of a website, organisation of scientific workshops and special sessions in international conferences, publication of one reference book, publications in scientific journals and international conferences).


Project title NEWFOCUS - New frontiers in millimetre / sub-millimetre waves integrated dielectric focusing systems
Project ID ESF Research Networking Programme
Leading institution Université de Rennes 1, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR) 
Duration 5 years (starting 10.06.2010.)
Project budget 479.000,00 EUR