Project

Design of a reconfigurable MEMS-based switching matrix for an automated distribution frame in telecommunication applications

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications
    • Communications technology
    • Electronics
    • Nanotechnology
    • Design theories and methods
Keywords
MEMS distribution frame switching matrix bistable micro-switch telecommunication
 
Project description

The purpose of this research project is to design a very compact, cost-effective and robust MEMS-based automated distribution frame for the telephone copper network. It should be scalable from small-size street cabinets up to large-size central-office systems, offering a dynamically reconfigurable any-to-any connection between all incoming and uotgoing twisted pairs.