Antennas, Radar and Optical Communications Group (COM)

Leading research group in the field of electromagnetism. Our research lines include antenna design and measurement, computer electromagnetism, EMC, radar, millimeter wave applications, photonic processing, optical networks, optical links in free space and quantum processing of information with photonic technology.

 

Lines of Research

Detection systems (in millimeters) for the reconstruction of real-time images (static or moving) in security applications.
Analysis and synthesis of radiant systems (multireflector, mixed reflector – reflectarray / transmitarray, reconfigurable) in terrestrial or satellite radiocommunication systems.
Non-destructive characterization, identification and / or detection of materials and substances by THz spectrometry.
Quantum Communications | Quantum cryptography | Quantum information.
Accelerated methods based on integral equations and supercomputing techniques applied to computational electromagnetism.
Parallel programming for super-high-performance computers.
Nonlinear optics.
Lasers and photodetectors. Optical Networks.
Integrated Photonics applied to: Optical Communications (microwave / RF, FTTH, datacom), Quantum technologies (communication, computing, simulation)
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), simulation and measurement. Electromagnetic interference between systems (EMI), dangerous radiation levels (EMR).
Design of antennas and adaptation networks on board real platforms (ships, aircraft, etc.) and in complex environments.
Electromagnetic simulation of advanced artificial materials (metamaterials) and complex plasmon systems (nanoparticle colloids, nano-antennas, etc.)
Simulation of Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and other applications of nanoplasmonics in biomedicine and biosiensing.
Electronic warfare. Management of the signature of ships (measurement, simulation and control), both radar signature and infrared signature (IR).
Radar equivalent section (SER), simulation, measurement and control.
Radar image. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), Tomography, etc.
Automotive Radar Systems.
Application of electromagnetic fields to freezing techniques. CAS freezing system.
Tecnologías de distribución multimedia
Redes de comunicaciones 5G
Análisis de datos
Redes inalámbricas
Aplicaciones avanzadas

Keywords: security, millimeter wave scanners,microwave/RF, FTTH, imaging, scanning, reflector antennas, THz spectroscopy,quantum communication, chemical sensing, metamaterials, nanoparticles, nanoantennas.

  • European project: Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL 2016-2020) is a European Innovative Training Network that endeavors to take the next necessary steps to bring the developing quantum technologies closer to the doorsteps of end users
  • Patent: airborne systems and methods for detecting, locating and obtaining images of buried objects and characterizing the composition of the subsoil (ES 2 577 403 B2)
  • Prototype real-time 300GHz imaging system for the detection of hidden objects in security applications.
  • Own software for the simulation of electromagnetic systems (analysis and synthesis of reflective antennas, electromagnetic analysis of materials and structures)
  • Random number quantum generator (patent)
  • System of characterization of the radar signature of naval targets.
  • System of characterization of the radar signature of all type of targets.
  • M3 software (previously called HEMCUVE) for the simulation of any type of complex problems from the field of radiofrequency to the optical frequencies.
Who
Kind of collaboration
Delft University of Technology (Holanda) Detection systems research for image reconstruction in real time
Northeastern University (EEUU) Detection systems research for image reconstruction in real time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (EEUU) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (EEUU) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
University of Toronto (Canada) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
Osaka University (Japón) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
University of Geneva (Suiza) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
NTT Basic Research Laboratories (Japón) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (Reino Unido) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
Heriot-Watt University (Reino Unido) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
University of Edimburgh (Reino Unido) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
University of Waterloo (Canadá) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research
University of Science and Technology of China (China) Quantum communications and quantum cryptography research