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TERAmeasure Kick-Off Meeting takes place at UC3M

Between 25th and 26th of November 2019, representatives from all partners meet in Leganés, Madrid

EU-funded FET-Open project TERAmeasure celebrated its Kick-off Meeting (KoM), to trigger the research activities leading to a universal, broadband and contact-free measurement and sensing platform for the millimeter- (MMW, 30 GHz-300 GHz) and Terahertz- (THz, 300 GHz-3 THz) frequency range. The objective is to develop a non-contact probing solution for the characterizing devices operating in the MMW and THz frequency ranges using Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs), unlocking the potential of non-contact, broadband, and phase-sensitive measurements.

This breakthrough will be achieved exploiting photonic integration technology and silicon micromachining to realize a broadband continuous-wave THz platform equipped with refractive index engineered dielectric waveguides. TERAmeasure aims at replacing costly frequency-extension modules, relying on rectangular waveguide flanges, by a photonic approach that covers the full spectrum from 30 GHz up to 3 THz. Thereby, TERAmeasure helps to unify the MMW and THz spectrum, which is currently segmented into more than 10 separate bands. TERAmeasure challenges the established pathway that high frequencies can be addressed only by further miniaturization of the components, which will run into fundamental physical limits.

Partners in the TERAmeasure Project: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain; Coordinator), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Berlin, Germany), KTH (Stockholm, Sweden), Anritsu EMEA (Luton, United Kingdom), Protemic (Berlin, Germany).

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