• Groene Loper 19, Flux, Floor 9 (9.069)

    5612 AP Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

The goal of the CAI is to push excellent science through developing enabling technologies for state-of-the-art  astronomical instrumentation, based in space and on Earth.

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In the CAI, astronomers and engineers work together to lay the foundations for the next generation of astronomical instrumentation

Over de organisatie

The Center for Astronomical Instrumentation (CAI) works on research and development of future space instrumentation, using cutting edge technology for miniaturization, computing and low-power usage. It has a unique and complementary position in the Netherlands. In collaboration with renowned institutes such as ASTRON, SRON and NOVA, CAI aims to contribute to the consolidation of the international position of Dutch astronomy in areas such as radio, optical and gravitational wave astronomy and in the field of technological innovation for space applications. In this way TU/e can strengthen its leadership in technological innovation.

The Center focuses on space-based radio astronomy and on research questions requiring space localization and advanced sensors such as optical telescopes, optical data transfer, gravitational wave detectors, etc. Concrete research topics are RF and mm-wave antenna systems, complex and additive manufacturing, development and application of new materials for space, and THz detectors, photonics and optical chips.

The CAI combines the experience of its two founding partners, TU/e and Radboud University (RU). The Radboud Radio Lab and the RU Astronomy department supply the science cases and TU/e provide the technological expertise. Their unique complementary expertise allows innovative projects to flow smoothly from exploratory science to production. The resulting technological developments are aimed at the next generation of instrumentation, which will drive topical and cutting edge astronomical research. Three TU/e Electrical Engineering groups are involved in the CAI: Electromagnetics, Mixed-signal Microelectronics and Electronic Systems. The CAI will also organize master’s degree courses for students at both universities.

 

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Antennas Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Radio astronomy Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Millimeter waves Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
phased arrays Fysica en Astronomie
Transmitters Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
CMOS Fysica en Astronomie
millimeter waves Fysica en Astronomie

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Onderzoeksoutput 2019 2020

12 Downloads (Pure)

5G RAN architecture based on analog radio-over-fiber fronthaul over UDWDM-PON and phased array fed reflector antennas

Konstantinou, D., Bressner, T. A. H., Rommel, S., Johannsen, U., Johansson, M. N., Ivashina, M. V., Smolders, A. B. & Tafur Monroy, I., 1 jan 2020, In : Optics Communications. 454, 10 blz., 124464.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
reflector antennas
Radio-over-fiber
Antenna reflectors
Dense wavelength division multiplexing
Antenna phased arrays
1 Citaat (Scopus)

A roadmap towards a space-based radio telescope for ultra-low frequency radio astronomy

Bentum, M. J., Verma, M. K., Rajan, R. T., Boonstra, A. J., Verhoeven, C. J. M., Gill, E. K. A., van der Veen, A. J., Falcke, H., Wolt, M. K., Monna, B., Engelen, S., Rotteveel, J. & Gurvits, L. I., 15 jan 2020, In : Advances in Space Research. 65, 2, blz. 856-867 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Radio astronomy
Radio telescopes
extremely low frequencies
radio astronomy
radio telescopes

Low power, low latency, and reliable wireless links

Mendes da Costa Junior, C., 2 mrt 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 137 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

Pers/media

For Laurent the only way is up

Peter G.M. Baltus

19/02/20

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

How does a radio wave become a picture? Part II: Compact receivers

Mark J. Bentum

22/01/20

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scripties/masterproeven

Investigation of hardware acceleration of mathematical calculations

Auteur: Gupta, R., 25 nov 2019

Begeleider: Jordans, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Paradas, E. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach) & van der Vlugt, S. (. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Programming a course-grained reconfigurable architecture using Halide

Auteur: Westendorp, S., 28 okt 2019

Begeleider: Jordans, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand