Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Laboratory:

Coordinator: Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes
Thematic Line:Wireless Technologies
Group:Antennas and Propagation – Lx

Contacts

IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72
URL: https://www.it.pt/ITSites/Index/1


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Overview

SCOPE

- Antenna measurements in anechoic environment and in real application scenarios.
- Propagation channel characterization, for communications and remote sensing.
- Microwave device testing (active and passive components).
- Materials and metamaterials electromagnetic characterization.

The Lab has prototyping and measurement capability from 1 to 110 GHz.

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6, and TRL 9 in very specific applications.


MAIN MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT/MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY

- Anechoic chamber, 8.5m×4.5m×3.6m, 2-20 GHz, Roll-over-Azimuth
- Anechoic chamber, 4m×2.5m×2m, 2-110 GHz, Roll-over-Azimuth
- 3 vector network analyzers (ranging 50 MHz to 110 GHz),
- Synthesizes sources (up to 40 GHz)
- Spectrum analyzers
- Standard horns from L-band to W-Band
- Complex permittivity characterization of dielectric materials

- Advanced prototyping facilities, for printed circuit fabrication up to 40 GHz, CNC milling machine, polymer 3D-printing.


RELEVANT AREAS/APPLICATIONS

- Smallsats
- 5G and IoT
- MW sensing, incluiding medical imaging