International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Edited book, 2006
The 16th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology was held at Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden on May 2-4, 2005. This was the fi rst time the ISSTT meeting was held outside the US. More than 150 delegates from Europe, US and Asia attended and 147 scientifi c papers were presented. The meeting was organised by research groups at the microwave electronics laboratory, MC2, and GARD, Onsala space observatory.
The programme was divided into 11 oral sessions with 63 papers (5 invited) and one poster session with 83 papers. Latest result on terahertz technologies for space applications were presented such as sensitive superconducting electronics (HEB/SIS), detectors, sources and systems. New applications of terahertz technology, e.g. for biotechnology, were also presented by Peter Siegel, Caltech (invited talk). Furthermore, we offered lab tours through MC2, conference dinner at Elfsborgs Fästning and fi nally a trip to Onsala space observatory.
The symposium was sponsored by the Swedish Research Council (VR), IEEE Sweden Section, Swedish Space Corporation, Ericsson AB, COMSOL AB and our exhibitors: Omnisys Instruments AB, SAAB Ericsson Space AB, and European Southern Observatory (ESO). I would like to thank these organisations for their support.
I would also like to thank everyone who helped to make the Symposium a success: international steering committee for advice and for reviewing abstracts; local organising committee; Eva Hellberg and Peter Jönsson for WEB support; Monica Hansen-Torvaldsson, Catharina Forssén, and Ingrid Collin for help with registrations and payments; Chalmers president Jan-Eric Sundgren and Erik Kollberg for opening the meeting; staff at Chalmers Conference Center; the session chairmen; and everyone who attended or contributed a presentation. Also an additional thanks to Mattias Ingvarson for putting this proceeding together.