Best Paper of Session Award for SATCOM Research
Fraunhofer IZM researchers (Ivan Ndip, Christian Tschoban and Klaus-Dieter Lang) received a Best Paper of Session Award at the 51st International Symposium on Microelectronics, which took place in Pasadena, CA, USA, from Oct. 8 to 11, 2018, for their paper entitled, “Systematic Design of Ka-band Transmitter Modules using the M3-Approach”.
The paper is based on the results of the AVISAT project, a research project on satellite communication (SATCOM), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and led by Ivan Ndip at Fraunhofer IZM. In this project, Fraunhofer IZM researchers apply their M3-approach (methodologies, models, measures) to systematically design, fabricate, test and optimize miniaturized and high-performance transmitter and receiver modules which operate in the K/Ka and Q/V bands. Such modules will play an integral role in the development of future planar SATCOM terminals, especially Earth Stations on Mobile platforms (ESOMPs) which are capable of communicating with geostationary communication satellites.
The paper is co-authored by Jacob Reyes (now with Continental AG) and Brian Curran (now with Ublox).
Fraunhofer IZM collaborates in the AVISAT project with two industry partners namely IMST GmbH and HISATEC GmbH.