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Project: Innovative GaAs MMICs and Avanced LTCC packaging technologies for multicomponents Ka Band subsystems

Main Objective:
The objective of the GALACTIC project is to lay the foundations to the low-cost Ka subsystems. The key innovative technologies are highly integrated Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), integration and packaging. Those technologies are required for the design, fabrication and validation of a low cost, multi-component high power subsystem adequate for mass production. The integration will be validated on a Ka-band up-converter transmitter, which is the key building block of various future products for next generation broadband communication networks.
Reference: IST-2000-30109
Funding: EU
Start Date: 01-01-2002
End Date: 31-12-2004
Team: João José Lopes da Costa Freire, Maria João Ramos Marques Coelho Carrilho Rosário, João Manuel Torres Caldinhas Simões Vaz, Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes, Custódio José Oliveira Peixeiro
Groups: Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Partners: Gilat Sattelite Networks Ltd - Israel, EADS Deutshland - Germany, Thales - France, United Monolithic Semiconductors - Germany
Local Coordinator: João José Lopes da Costa Freire
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