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 mm-wave Integrated Antennas
Development of co-design and optimization strategies for Antenna-in-Packages (AiP) and mm-wave interconnect towards the RF Integrated Circuits (ICs) in the frequency range up to 140 GHz. Here, special emphasis will be placed on achieving the best design trade-off by utilizing on-chip as well as in-package components. Pre-select filters and inductors, for example, can be implemented in the packaging technology in order to achieve higher quality factors than their on-chip counterparts. Concrete sub-tasks that will be tackled are: - Antenna design in mm-wave package technology - Filter and high-Q inductor design in mm-wave package technology - Component prototyping and characterisation. In this position you will closely work together with the industrial partners to realize prototypes and system-level demonstrators.
Further information about the content of the vacancy can be obtained from:
prof. Bart Smolders (a.b.smolders[at]tue.nl) or dr. Ulf Johannsen (u.johannsen[at]tue.nl).
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