MAGNETOELECTRIC MATERIALS IN RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNAS

Abstract: 

The huge growth and evolution of wireless communications during the last decade increases the need for the development of innovative antennas with advanced characteristics. Moreover, the extensive use of wireless terminals (e.g., mobile telephones) demands antennas with smaller dimensions and enhanced radiation performance. On the other hand, the need for higher data rates and more efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum brings multiple-antenna systems (i.e., MIMO systems) into play.

Within the above frame, there is currently a strong need for the development of innovative reconfigurable antennas that are able to change and adapt accordingly some of their operating characteristics. Towards that direction, research in antenna technology has already proposed several solutions based mainly on antenna geometry, as well as on feeding techniques. Parallel to the above, a significant research activity is being evolved during the last years, which is related to the composition or the structure of innovative materials (chemical compounds, mixtures or metamaterials) with suitably selected (or modulated) properties which, when incorporated into the development of an antenna, can drastically improve its characteristics.

An important step towards that direction is the use of magnetoelectric compounds which belong to a very interesting category of multifunctional materials where the electrical conductivity and magnetic permeability can be altered by means of an external magnetic or/and electric field.

The aim of this project is the development of innovative magnetoelectric materials that will be used in manufacturing of antennas able to control and adapt some of their characteristics like, for example, their polarization.

The work is organized in five technical workpackages. Key point of the proposed project is the synergy between Materials Science and Antenna Technology aiming at the optimization of the functionality of telecommunications antennas.

 

MAGELLAN / 377063

Project info

Acronym:
MAGELLAN
Scientific Coordinator:
Alexandridis Antonis
Research Team 1 Leader:
Alexandridis Antonis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Fikioris George
Research Team 3 Leader:
Pissas Michael

Stats

I.D.:
304
Mis:
377063
Duration (months):
45
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ59-6Ο7

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