3 August 2011

Agilent and UCD announce Millimeter Wave Research Center

Measurement equipment maker Agilent Technologies Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA and the University of California, Davis (UCD) are to establish the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center (DMRC) as an industry–university cooperative research program focusing on advancing technology in millimeter-wave and terahertz (THz) systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, wireless communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae.

The DMRC is vertically integrated, with research involving devices, integrated circuits, packaging, metamaterials and defected ground integrated passives, imaging systems, THz vacuum electronics, THz micro-machined devices, nonlinear modeling, nanomaterials and wireless implantable devices.

These devices and systems are found in commercial products such as medical imaging systems, security scanners, gigabit wireless communications devices and sensors, as well as defense applications such as radar and active denial systems.

The first aim of the new center is to establish a core test facility with measurement capabilities that include Agilent nonlinear vector network and spectrum analysis test equipment up to 325GHz. These facilities will support gigabit wireless communications at 60GHz and 80GHz, as well as the imaging, radar and active denial systems to 325GHz.

“In launching the DMRC, our goal is to become a premier millimeter-wave research center nationally and internationally,” says UC Davis' chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “With this new facility, UC Davis will be able to expand the research, and recruit outstanding graduate students and faculty,” she adds.

“Millimeter-wave implementation has broad industry impact, and our many first-to-market test solutions are ideal tools for revealing the information critical to their work,” claims Gregg Peters, VP of Agilent’s Component Test Division.

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