ROAMI: 110 GHz Real-time Oscilloscope for Advancing Flemish Measurement Infrastructures

01 May 2022 → 28 February 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Antennas and propagation
    • Broadband and modern technologies
    • Wireless communications
    • Microwaves, millimeter waves and THz components and circuits and systems
circuits, and antennas for terabit and 6G systems real-time mmWave measurements of nonlinear electronic/optical devices,
Project description

Communications is evolving towards the superfast 5G mobile internet, while research is already looking forward to the next generation “6G” to further expand its capabilities. To make this possible, the operating frequency of communication hardware gets pushed towards ever higher frequencies. The exponentially increasing data consumption from e.g., social media and video streaming, is driving a similar evolution towards higher speed on the optical fiber infrastructure. The ongoing R&D in the wireless and optical fields triggers a strong demand for measurement equipment to cope with the higher frequency range and bandwidth. In particular, there is strong interest by Flemish research groups in a four-channel 110 GHz real-time oscilloscope. This instrument will support research along the complete research value chain from engineering physics, device modeling, integrated circuit design, to characterizing antennas, wireless and optical channels. The consortium groups researchers from all engineering faculties in Flanders (KU Leuven, UGent, and VUB) and IMEC.