The project

Welcome to the ANIMATE research project! Based in the UK, we are funded by the EPSRC and are a collaboration between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and leading industries in the field of antennas and electromagnetics. Our goal:  to remove the traditional boundary between the designs of antennas and RF/microwave electronics, materials and devices. Launched in December 2018, the project will run for a duration of 4 years. It has a budget of £3M.

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The research

Inspired by recent scientific breakthroughs in the area of transformation optics (TO) and metamaterials, QMUL in collaboration with its partners and UK industries have demonstrated several novel antenna solutions which potentially offer new composite flat lens antenna, surface wave and metasurface devices that could be embedded into the skin of vehicles without compromising aerodynamic performance, representing a major leap forward for future technologies related to the Internet of Things (IoT), CubeSat and Space Communications. The potential of the underlying design approaches have much wider applicability in arguably all technical challenges as addressed above. 

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Industrial partners

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This project is funded by: