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Método de rotación de elementos para conjuntos de antenas de transmisión/reflexión mediante microfluídica

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOTR20151203001
Publicado:
24/10/2016
Caducidad:
24/10/2017
Resumen:
Un académico turco ha obtenido la patente de un método de rotación de elementos para conjuntos de antenas de transmisión/reflexión mediante microfluídica. El movimiento de un metal líquido en un canal microfluídico integrado con la antena ofrece un rango de cambio de fase lineal de 360 grados en el campo transmitido o reflejado. Sus principales ventajas incluyen bajo coste, radiación parásita reducida, ausencia de desgaste, escalabilidad, flexibilidad y portabilidad. El académico busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de joint venture, licencia o investigación.

Details

Tittle:
Element rotation method for transmit/reflect array antennas using microfluidics
Summary:
A Turkish academician has patented an element rotation method for transmit/reflect array antennas using microfluidics. Movement of the liquid metal in a microfluidic channel integrated with the antenna provides 360 degree linear phase shift range in the transmitted or reflected field. The academician is looking for joint venture, licensing or research agreement.
Description:
A Turkish academician has patented an element rotation method for transmit/reflect array antennas using microfluidics. Movement of the liquid metal in a microfluidic channel integrated with the antenna provides 360 degree linear phase shift range in the transmitted or reflected field.

The technology offers a dynamic phase tuning mechanism for reconfigurable transmit/reflect arrays. There is a need for an alternative method for tuneable antenna arrays complementing parabolic reflectors used in telecommunications requiring high antenna gain. Moreover, wearable and flexible antennas are important for military applications. Combining microfluidics and antenna technologies enables implementing flexible and wearable antennas which can adapt to the wearer.

The main advantages can be listed as:
· Compact and Low-cost: No metallic lines and bias circuitry required.
· Minimized parasitic radiation:
No need for metallic bias lines causing parasitic radiation.
· Scalable: Use of micromachining enables adjustable size and so operation frequency.
· No tear or wear: Does not wear to tear due to its fluidic actuation nature.
· Flexible and wearable: Utilizing microfluidics and flexible substrates enable wearable antennas and antenna arrays

The academician is looking for joint venture, licensing or research agreement.
Advantages and Innovations:
The transmit array element and phase tuning mechanism comprise nested ring-split ring elements where the rings are in the form of microfluidic channels. The liquid metal is confined in these channels. Changing the position of the split along the channel by rotating the liquid metal realizes the rotation of the element.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
PCT/TR2013/000103

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The academician is looking for joint venture, licensing or research agreement.

- Type of partner sought: SME´s and companies for joint venture agreements, licensing agreements. R-Y-D Institutions, universities and R-Y-D companies for licensing or research cooperation agreements.

- Specific area of activity of the partner: SMEs and companies active in security, communication and automotive sector or universities/research organizations active in researching in the same area.

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: License agreement for developing the product. Joint venture agreement or research cooperation agreement for increasing the technology readiness level. The details are negotiable.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Inventor
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01001001 Automation, Robotics Control Systems
01002003 Electronic engineering
01002001 Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
01006006 Radar