BEAMS (BEam Antennas up to Mm and Sub-mm waves) Team

The activity of the team BEAMS focuses on directional antennas at millimeter and sub-millimeter frequencies. The goal of our research activity is to provide state-of-the-art solutions to the current and future needs of our connected society whose communication systems are migrating towards the millimeter and sub-millimeter bands.

The team

BEAMS is one of the European leaders on applied electromagnetic at millimeter and sub-millimeters bands thanks to the recognized high-level skills of its members in modeling, design and experimental validation of antennas and RF solutions.

The main applications areas of the research activities of BEAMS are:

  • High speed communications for indoor and outdoor applications in the millimeter band (for example 5G and “beyond 5G”),
  • Space communications, in particular for multi-beam coverage in Ku and Ka bands (SOTM: SATCOM on the Move),
  • Security and defense.

Quasi-optical beam formers

Rotman lens in PCB technology

Rotman lens in PCB technology

3D lenses: discrete lenses (Transmitarrays, reflecarrays) and lenses with tailored refractive index

Inhomogeneous Fresnel lens. Collaboration IETR/Canon Research Center France

Inhomogeneous Fresnel lens. Collaboration IETR/Canon Research Center France

Low profile arrays

Antenna array with switchable beams. Collaboration IETR/Ontario Tech (Canada)

Antenna array with switchable beams. Collaboration IETR/Ontario Tech (Canada)

Metasurfaces

3D printed all-metal metasurface antenna in Ka-band

Non-diffractive Bessel beam launcher

Non-diffractive Bessel beam launcher

Metasurface antenna with printed elements

Metasurface antenna with printed elements

Sub-THz antennas

Leaky-wave antenna integrated with a photodiode

Leaky-wave antenna integrated with a photodiode

Leaky-wave antenna fed by a printed Luneburg lens in the band 220 - 330 GHz

Leaky-wave antenna fed by a printed Luneburg lens in the band 220 - 330 GHz

Advanced tools for electromagnetic analysis, design and measurement

Relations internationales

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • JPL, NASA (USA)
  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • KTH (Sweden)
  • National Academy of Science, (Ukraine)
  • University of Siena (Italy)

News & Awards

  • Program RISE 2021, Start-up creation, CNRS Innovation, projet DLink (PIs: Mauro ETTORRE, Ronan SAULEAU)

  • Silver medal CNRS, Ronan SAULEAU, 2020

  • IEEE Fellow, Ronan SAULEAU, 2018,

  • Senior Member IEEE, David GONZÁLEZ OVEJERO, 2017,

  • Senior Member IEEE, Mauro ETTORRE, 2015,

  • Best Paper Award : EuCAP 2019, Cracovie, Pologne, Ronan SAULEAU, 2019,

  • Best Paper Award in Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory, EuCAP 2018, Londres, Royaume-Uni, Mauro ETTORRE, 2018,

  • Best Innovation Award, 39th ESA Antenna Workshop, Noordwijk, Hollande, Mauro ETTORRE, Ronan SAULEAU, 2018,

  • Best Paper Award in Antenna Design and Applications, EuCAP 2017, Paris, France, David GONZÁLEZ OVEJERO, 2017,

  • Best Student Paper at NEMO 2017, Seville, Espagne, David GONZÁLEZ OVEJERO, 2017.