In the CAI, astronomers and engineers work together to lay the foundations for the next generation of astronomical instrumentation
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.Read more
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Three TU/e Electrical Engineering groups are involved in the CAI:
Enable 'electromagnetic engineering' by developing new modeling strategies for analysis and synthesis of a range of applications, e.g....
Our goal is to create constructive design trajectories for electronic systems that lead to high-quality, cost-effective systems with...
The research area of the group is advanced purely-analog and mixed-signal IC design (RF/IF/LF), applied to frontends, especially for...
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Characterization of the Dielectric Properties of Commercially Available Low-loss UV-curable Resins from 60 GHz to 90 GHz52nd European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2022) (2022)
A mm-Wave Hybrid Stirring Technique for Over-the-Air Testing in Reverberation Chambers52nd European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2022) (2022)
Reactively Loaded Dielectric-Based Antenna Arrays with Enhanced Bandwidth and Flat-Top Radiation Pattern CharacteristicsIEEE Access (2022)
Over-the-Air System Noise Temperature Measurement of Active Integrated Antennas in a Reverberation Chamber23rd International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2022 (2022)
A Polarisation-Agile Phased-Array Antenna for Satellite and beyond-5G Communications2022 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2022 (2022)