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Projects

The research group has been involved in different Project
  • 2013-2014: Efficient RF-to-Digital and Digital-to-RF Conversion Techniques. ESA/ESTEC Contract
  • 2013-2104 Single GaN Chip HPA/LNA for Radar Applications. ESA/ESTEC Contract.
  • 2010-2012: GaN power amplifiers for space applications: design, development and experimental characterization (PAGAN). ASI contract.
  • 2009-2010: Design and implementation of the MMIC chip set for X-band T/R modules for SAR Payload of second generation (PROMIX). ASI Contract.
  • 2009-2012: GaN High Efficient HPA for X- and Ku-band SAR and Altimeter Applications ESA-ESTEC Contract.
  • 2009-2012: Characterization of dynamic non-linearities within A/D channels for satellite RF front-end Contract with Thales Alenia Space Italy
  • PRIN2008: Metrology of A/D and D/A conversion: standardization of figures of merit, estimation and correction of errors, and evaluation of uncertainty. National project funded by the Italian University Ministry.
  • 2007-08: Non-linear models and design approaches for low-noise high dynamic rande integrated radio systems. MIUR Research project, in cooperation with Italian Universities
  • 2006-07: Preliminary design of low-phase-noise integrated VCOs for 2nd generation T-R systems for SAR Payloads. ASI: Research contract, in cooperation with Alcatel Spazio
  • 2005-06: WWLAN, Broadband Radio Local Area Network MIUR - Research project, in cooperation with other Italian Universities and Alenia Spazio
  • 2004-08: TARGET - Top Amplifier Research Group in a European Team Network of Excellence, VI EU Framework Program, in cooperation with other European Universities and Research Centers
  • 2004-05: Design of high linearity and high efficiency K/Ka transmitters for telecommunication systems adopting complex modulation schemes MIUR - Research project, in cooperation with other Italian Universities
  • 2004-05: Non-linear noise models and design of low-phase noise oscillators for high performance communication systems MIUR - Research project, in cooperation with other Italian Universities
  • 2004: Preliminary design of high-efficiency power amplifiers for 2nd generation X-band T-R modules for SAR Payload ASI - Research contract, in cooperation with Alenia Spazio
  • 2001-03: Characterization, modeling and Reliability of microwave power semiconductor devices for satellite application - ASI - Research contract, in cooperation with other Italian Universities
  • 2001-02: Electron device modelling for IMD prediction Ericsson - Research contract
  • 2000-02: Structures and design methodologies for microelectronic systems of the next generations MURST - Progetto di ricerca legge 488/92, in cooperation with ST Microelectronics
  • 2000-02 Design and characterisation of RF circuits CNR - Progetto di Ricerca Applicata Salvaguardia dell'uomo e dell'ambiente dalle emissioni elettromagnetiche, in cooperation with other Italian Universities and Research Centers
  • 2000-02 FET Heterostructure Devices with 150nm gate length CNR - Progetto di Ricerca Applicata Nanotecnologie, in cooperation with Alenia and other Italian Universities and Research Centers
  • 2000-03 Micro- and Millimeter-wave modules based on multi function MMICs MURST - Progetto di Ricerca Applicata (FRA), in cooperation with SIAE-Microelettronica
  • 1998-01 Design of 20 and 35GHz power amplifiers CNR - Progetto di Ricerca Applicata Microelettronica, in cooperation with Alenia and other Italian Universities and Research Centers
  • 1999-00 Characterisation and reliability of InP HEMTs for space applications ASI Contract, in cooperation with other Italian Universities
  • 1999-00 Microwave and millimeter-wave microelectronics for telecommunications Progetto MURST, in cooperation with other Italian Universities
  • 1998-00 Reliability and failure physics of compound semiconductor electron devices CNR - Progetto MADESS II, in cooperation with Alenia and other Italian Universities and Research Centers
  • 1998-00 Si-technology based, integrated RF front-end for telecommunication mobile systems CNR - Progetto MADESS II, in cooperation with SGS-Thomson and other Italian Universities and Research Centers
  • 1998-00 Micowave power devices with high linearity and efficiency CNR - Progetto MADESS II, in cooperation with Alenia and other Italian Universities and Research Centers

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Alberto Santarelli

Associate Professor

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI

Viale del Risorgimento 2

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 3039

Pier Andrea Traverso

Associate Professor

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI

Viale del Risorgimento 2

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 3080