Next Generation Antenna Sub-Assemblies
20080201 - 20090731
Mr Corbett Ray Rowell
1. Prototypes (10 prototypes): SD Size Tri-Band GSM Antenna Multi-mode Digital TV Antenna Multi-mode Handset Antenna GPS antenna Assembly Directional antenna sub-assembly Wifi Beam-forming Antenna WiMax Beam-forming Antenna RFID Beam-forming Antenna Reader MIMO USB Dual-band Antenna Dual-mode MIMO + Beam-forming Antenna Array 2. Technical Design Documents for each prototype 3. Handset Reports: 30 handsets with CAD and measurement data 4. USA Patent applications: At least 6 patents in the following areas: - WiMAX antennas - Multi-band digital TV antennas - Beam-tilting and beam-forming antennas - MIMO isolation techniques - Miniature embedded PCB antennas - Directional antennas - GPS antenna design and production methods
This project focuses on developing a new platform technology--intelligent antenna sub-assemblies. The sub-assembly platform technology can be applied across all three of the antenna segments requested by regional and local industry: 1) Multi-band & Miniature antenna sub-assemblies use passive and active antenna design IP to create multiband/mode miniature antennas for future wireless devices; 2) Beam-forming antenna sub-assemblies use several antennas to focus the antenna beam at low-cost, while increasing range of the system; 3) MIMO antenna sub-assemblies integrate several antennas together for high data rate applications. The platform technologies developed will have immediate application within the industry, including smaller digital TV antennas, miniature sized SD RF modules + antennas, miniature GPS antennas, and indoor beam-forming to increase range and data capacity. The new platform technology will enable the Antenna and RF group to work together both with industry and cross-domain within ASTRI.