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Communications & Sensing Research Group recieves further European Space Agency funding

The new project to develop hardware for ground segment network equipment for satellite communication systems is endorsed by the UK Space Agency.


Artists impression of satellites in orbit

Led by the Emerging Device Technology (EDT) Research Lab in the Communications & Sensing Research Group, this project will develop integrated Q/V/W-band passive RF hardware for ground segment network equipment for satellite communication systems.


This builds on the seminal work from the EDT Lab, led by Professor Yi Wang, on the pioneering application of high-precision 3D printing techniques to the fabrication of millimetre-wave and sub-terahertz waveguide devices, operating from 30 GHz to 1000 GHz. An EPSRC grant funded this foundational work on “Towards a 3D printed terahertz circuit technology” between 2019 and 2023.


The new round of funding comes from the Core Competitiveness Programme of Advanced Technology in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) and the European Space Agency (ESA) project will partner with Airbus Defence & Space and Filtronic, two key industrial players in the space communications sector.


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