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Country: Spain
21 Projects, page 1 of 5
  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 683823
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    DAS Photonics (http://www.dasphotonics.com/) is a young SME company with about 37 employees and 3M€ total income in 2014. Since 2008 the company works in the field of nanophotonic biosensors, field where we propose the following opportunity: “Bleeding and thrombosis kill together more people than any other causes. The coagulation system, through the formation of thrombin is pivotal in these pathologies. Therefore, the main objective of the overall innovation project is to develop, validate, and commercialise a new diagnostic tool (C-POC) based on the assessment of thrombin generation and simultaneously measurement of several biomarkers of hyper/hypo coagulability using a Photonic Integrated Chip (PIC). The thrombin generation assay is completed with two different sets of measurements, natural coagulation/anticoagulation factor assays and measurement of antiThrombin/antiFactor Xa drug levels. Consequently, a common test for anticoagulants monitoring including heparins and direct oral anticoagulants will be available. PIC based solution will provide an accurate diagnostic and/or patient evaluation with capacity for cost-effective, high sample throughput screening and point-of-care diagnosis. The proposed approach will reduce the occurrence of clinical events in stroke and systemic embolism providing gains in survival and quality of life. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio is about a 20% per quality-adjusted life year gained when compared to current prescribing pattern. As a consequence, the social costs will be also reduced by providing extensively the C-POC solution to the First Point of Healthcare reducing in this way the risk of both thrombotic events and haemorrhages.

  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 945915
    Overall Budget: 99,875 EURFunder Contribution: 99,875 EUR

    High-quality microwave sources are required in multiple applications (radar, wireless networks, satellites, etc.). Typically, low-noise microwave oscillators are made by applying frequency multiplication to an electronic source. This requires a cascade of frequency-doubling stages, which strongly reduces the power of the final signal. Recently, different techniques to produce microwave tones via optical means have been proposed. The resulting device is an optoelectronic oscillator (OEO), with many advantages with respect to its electronic counterparts (immunity to EM interference, low weight, compactness, long-distance transport, etc). In the FET-Open project PHENOMEN, partner UPV designed and demonstrated a novel optomechanical cavity on a silicon chip displaying, for the first time, a localized mechanical mode at frequencies around 4 GHz within a full phononic bandgap and with a large OM coupling rate. By pumping the cavity with a blue-detuned laser, a high-Q microwave tone at f = 3.874 GHz is created at driving power of the order of 1mW. The noise figure of this OEO becomes as low as -101 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz, which is a remarkable good value for an OEO oscillating at GHz frequencies without any feedback mechanism. In addition, stronger pumping of the cavity enables the generation of multiple harmonics, thus reaching microwave frequencies above 10 GHz. Therefore, with the advantages of extreme compactness and Silicon-technology compatibility, this approach is a very promising candidate to build ultraweight OEOs, highly appropriate for space applications. Notably, the use of photonic technologies in space is one of the main activities of partner DAS. SIOMO aims at turning a silicon-photonics optoelectronic oscillator based on cavity optomechanics - recently demonstrated in the FET-Open project PHENOMEN by partner UPV - into a genuine economic innovation by addressing its technological transfer to the space sector via partner DAS.

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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 312942
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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 313290
  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 821878
    Overall Budget: 3,106,080 EURFunder Contribution: 2,995,940 EUR

    The objectives of SODaH (Software Defined Space Optical Data Highway) are to mature the key photonic technologies in order to enable the implementation of an OISL (Optical Inter Satellites Links) based “Fiber like Network” in the sky for next generation satellites constellations. In such architectures, satellites are the nodes of a moving network interconnected by OISL, that have to address end users (citizens, corporate users, governmental, machines) with an ubiquitous and reliable coverage at high throughput (100 Mbps). If the Laser Communication Terminal (LCT) are now a mature and flight proven technology for high end applications, their efficient use and integration in transparent, reconfigurable and smart miniaturized telecom payload is still a challenge. A Photonic Modulation, Routing and Digitalization (P_MRD) Unit which performs the interface between the satellites OISLs (typically four per satellite) and the payload digital processor (connected to end users and gateway via RF antennas) is key to enable flexibility, efficient routing, redundancy, and advanced multiplexing of signals. In the frame of SODaH, the photonic equipment of a miniaturized P_MRD unit (photonic sources using DWDM standard, MUX/DEMUX, an optical switch matrix, Low noise amplifier, and photonic receiver) will be developed in a design to cost and design to manufacture approach. This will assure their market relevance and readiness, by leveraging high performances terrestrial communication photonic components on one hand and radiation screened reliable automotive EEE components on the other hands. Eventually demonstrators of each device will be manufactured and environmentally tested before to be assembled and tested together to demonstrate the added value and maturity of the P_MRD Unit. The demonstrator will be made available for showcase to the communication satellite community for paving the way for a short path from lab to market.


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