After 45 months the project came to a successful end. The technology transfer from academia to industry and two working prototypes are the highlights of the M3TERA project. Please find below the summary of the main technical results:

  • Europe`s first micromachined THz system has been developed:
    • world’s lowest loss waveguides 110-170 GHz
    • world’s lowest loss filters/diplexers 110-170 GHz band
  • D-band SiGe MMICs:
    • unique combination of wide-bandwidth / power level / Q-factors
    • record power/area efficiency for PA
    • data-rate expected to be state-of-the-art or beyond
  • Interfaces:
    • first industrial-SiGe chip to waveguide interfaces
    • air-gap tolerant, micromachined-waveguide to flange interface with design
  • Antennas:
    • 3D printed antennas (reflector for primary, lenses for secondary demonstrator)
    • three different antenna interfaces (2 reflectors (3D-printed; metal); horn-lens)
  • Secondary application: 122 GHz ISM remote sensor developed:
    • design, development and demonstrating of prototype medical sensor
    • sensor read-out circuit development, fabrication and test
Very positive feedback was provided by the PO and the reviewers. All in all it was a great and engaging meeting with a lot of interesting presentations and discussions. The whole consortium is happy to have successfully completed the project and is looking forward to future collaboration. All publications and publishable results can be accessed via the project website

final review meeting