Welcome to the RF and Microwave Research Group,

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau.

Radio links continue to surround and alleviate our daily business and private life. More and more applications are being explored, requiring increasing data rates, bandwidths, and carrier frequencies. It is this dynamically developing context to which our contributions to research and education are associated.

Our lecture courses, seminars, and labs provide detailed basic and advanced knowledge of the different views and applications of RF and microwave techniques. You are welcome to obtain an overview on these internet sites.

We offer challenging research topics suitable for student projects, Bachelor, Master, and doctoral theses, tailored to your individual background and interest. Funding agencies include the Freestate of Thuringia, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Union, or industrial partners. The spectrum reaches from the development of novel RF and microwave devices to application-specific components and subsystems, from computer-aided design to numerical simulations and experimental verification. You may find actual topics here.

Our Research Group forms part of the Institute for Information Technology; at the same time, it is closely related to the inter-departmental institutes IMN (micro- and nano-technologies), IMF-ThiMo (especially vehicular technologies), and IMMK (media and mobile comunnications). This background offers modern infrastructure, competence, and sound knowhow, as well as a highly actual range of activities.

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The research activities in the field of RF and microwave techniques are divided into the main fields antennas – circuits – RF-MEMS, in all of which highly challenging R&D projects are being conducted. In the framework of laboratory programmes, Bachelor-, Master-, and dissertation theses, students gain professional knowledge and experiences, about the topical issues and methods on the one hand, and on the other hand on skills like time management, team work, presentation, and project administration. Interlaced supervision and instruction strategies assure indivdual development and the best possible success. Our projects reflect the latest developments of fore-front research. They offer a rich spectrum of activities, including numerical design and simulation, fabrication technologies, and experimental characterisation. Practical relevance, proximity to industrial needs, and application orientation are basic features of our research activities. More

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The RF and Microwave Research Group contributes to a modern high-level teaching, e.g. for the study programmes "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology", "Computer Engineering, " Media Technology" and "Optronics", with various different profiles. Further contributions to non-consecutive Master programmes are beeing developed. More