Next-generation RF/wireless applications will demand unprecedented capabilities in terms of DC-power-consumption reduction, RF frequency-agility, and multi-operability for their RF front-ends, for which there is not an adopted solution up to date. This research line investigates ground-breaking energy-efficient, ultra-reconfigurable, multi-functional, high-performance, smart RF/microwave subsystems and circuits as enabling hardware for these modern RF transceiver modules. The research projects under this research line may have a large impact in many daily RF/wireless applications given the upcoming need for energy-efficient, high-versatile, multi-standard, multi-service, and multi-function RF/wireless transceivers. Among them, mobile communications (e.g., 5G), space scenarios (e.g., satellite communications, radio-navigation systems, or radio telescopes), Internet of Things (e.g., intelligent-wireless-sensor networks, RF tags, or applications for home), and radar (e.g., biomedical, structural-health monitoring, or automotive) are examples to be highlighted.
The proposal research is focused on the Radio Frequency (RF) devices development (sensors and antennas, basically), which allow to control and monitoring in real time the different energy status inside the buildings. Another important point in the research project is the design and development of the different elements based on Harvesting and rectennas, which allow to obtain energy from different eco-source. About the recetennas design, the main objective is to convert the electromagnetic power into direct current (DC) to feed the rest of the elements.
The mechanical engineering area from UAH is actively researching on new smart transport system based on railways. Freight and passenger transport on railways system can be improved and time optimized by creating new vehicles systems and by applying new smart algorithms to traffic and network control systems. The project CAPSULE deals with a new transport system for underground mobility, reducing drastically the travel time for passengers. This multidisciplinary project involves mechanical and electrical engineers as well as computer engineers and mathematicians