Carbon Based Smart Systems for Wireless Applications (NANO RF)
Research Project , 2012 – 2015

From the strategic agendas of ENIAC,EPoSS and ITRS it is evident that wirelessapplications are gaining more and more importance that results to new requirements in terms of miniaturization and increased complexity.The limitations of Moores Law in term of physics but also in terms of manufacturability, flexibility and multi-functionality has motivated research and development to implement new technologiesand new wireless architectures identified as Beyond CMOS and More than Moore.Carbon nanotubes are featuring very attractive intrinsic multi-physic properties. These properties coupled with CMOS compatibility offer promise for a new generation of smart miniaturised systems for wireless communications.Graphene also exhibits impressive electrical and mechanical properties.CMOS compatible microwave graphene devices, still at their infancy, hold promise for extremely low noise and high speed communications.The coordinator (TRT) is one of the major world players in civilian & professional electronics.TAS is N1in Europe and N3 worldwide for civil and military aerospace products. One key area for their products is T/R front-end systems for applications like radars for which long term solutions are continuously sought after.The main concept of NANO-RF is the development of CNT&graphene based advanced component technologies for the implementation of miniaturised electronic systems for 2020 and beyond wirelesscommunications and radars.The major objectives of NANO-RF are the development of: Active components from CNTs&graphene Passive components from CNTs& grapheneCapacitive RF NEMS from CNTsCNTs based vertical interconnectsCNTs & graphene based ICsThe developed components and technologies will be implemented in the following demonstratorsReflect array antennae for wake vortex and weather radars and Graphene receiver moduleThe demonstrators will exhibit the reconfigurability, systemability, integratability and manufacturability of thedevelopedtechnologies and unify advanced


Johan Liu (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Murali Murugesan

Doktor at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory


Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Heraklion, Greece

Graphene Industries

Mancherster, United Kingdom

Institutul National de Cercetaredezvoltare Pentru Microtehnologie

Voluntari, Bucharest, Romania

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Marche Polytechnic University

Ancona, Italy

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)

Paris, France

SHT Smart High-Tech

Göteborg, Sweden

Thales Group

Neuilly Sur Seine, France

University College Cork

Cork, Ireland

University of Toulouse

Toulouse, France


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/318352
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015


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