The European Project ‘InnoStar’ focusses on the development of millimetre-wave technologies and methodologies for future wireless communications (6G) and radar sensing applications. We offer several 4-year fully funded PhD positions. The InnoStar consortium consists of leading R&D laboratories from universities, industries, and technology institutes located in The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and Germany.
The project InnoStar will close the research and development gap on millimetre-wave
(mmWave) technology and methodologies for operating at >100 GHz up to 300 GHz – much higher than today's state-of-the-art – and for sophisticated, high-performance applications at lower frequencies. By advancing fundamental technologies in semiconductors, antennas and system design, InnoStar will enable numerous critical next-generation applications in wireless communication (e.g., 5G/6G), automotive safety (e.g., autonomous driving, radar sensors), medical devices (e.g., wearable sensors, implanted devices), to support a sustainable society and the EU's industrial leadership. InnoStar will target innovations in new types of antennas, IC modules and systems to overcome today's limitations at frequencies >100 GHz and high-performance applications at lower frequencies. InnoStar has assembled a highly sophisticated project consortium with partners from Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden, including world leaders in mmWave technology, NXP, Infineon, Ericsson, to achieve this goal. Through the proposed demonstrations and innovations, InnoStar will enable each partner to improve their subject matter expertise and reach sustainable market growth. This will promote and enhance Europe’s global leadership and sovereignty in large technology markets.
Description PhD position on mm-wave electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Your goal will be to develop techniques, including guidelines and measurement protocols, for in-package Electromagnetic Interferences (EMI) prediction, validation and testing at mmWave frequencies (above 100 GHz). EMI occur when unwanted conducted or radiated emissions leads to a degradation, or a loss of function, of a product. These propagates through an intricated network of parasitic interactions. Mm-waves have very short wavelengths and create a lot of challenges for design and test because of the mechanical precision required for making accurate measurements.
You will not only improve existing measurement methods: you will also develop new and adapt measurement uncertainty models at mm-waves. You will realize novel EMI diagnosis for propagation of spurious signals and interference. Furthermore, you will also be involved in the first ever development of co-existence and interference OTA testing methods at 100+ GHz uncoordinated bands.
Besides research you will also contribute to education within the department. Apart from supervising BSc and MSc students in their research projects, other assistance in education, e.g. in bachelor courses, is usually limited to around 5% of your contract time.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
dr. Ramiro Serra (r.serra[at]tue.nl) or dr. Anne Roc’h (a.roch[at]tue.nl).
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