Europe and Near East
- Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet,
Group , Department of Physics, prof. dr. J.P. Kotthaus,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D8000 München, Germany.
since 1990. ESA-1 since 1991.
Solid state physics, especially
studies of 2-dimension electrons at the surface of GaAs, at magnetic field.
See the original papers at the group WWW
page , in particular: C. Dahl et al., "Magnetooptical millimeter wave
spectroscopy", in "Millimeter Waves Spectroscopy of Solids", G.
Gruener Editor, (Springer Verlag 1998), pp 221-282.
- Institut National des Telecommunications,
Departement Electronique et Physique,
prof. dr. Christine Letrou, INT, 9 rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry,
MVNA-8-350 since 1990, frequency coverage 26-170 GHz.
The MVNA is mostly used for characterization of dichroic filters,
patch antennas, and microwave circuits for PhD projects.
- Thomson-CSF, at present Thales Group,
Detexis , Radar and Antenna
Systems, 1 bld. Jean Moulin, La Clef de St Pierre, 78852 Elancourt,
MVNA-8-350 since 1990, a second analyzer,
MVNA-8-350 since 1993. The frequency coverage is 26-110 GHz.The
analyzers are used for design and testing of microwave antennas and radomes
for for airborne, shipborne or ground-based, civil or military radar systems,
electronic warfare and communications (airborne, ground and space).
- Astrium (formerly: Matra-Marconi-Space),
Laboratoire Antennes, 31 rue des
Cosmonautes, ZI du Palays, 31077 Toulouse Cedex, France.
MVNA-8-350 since 1991. ESA-1 special 296-348 GHz, 1996, ESA-1
special 498-505 GHz, since 1997.
Antennas for satellites. Astrium
designs and builds components for the European rocket Ariane. The millimeter
antenna laboratory, with AB MILLIMETRE equipment designs, specifies,
and builds instrumentation for satellite atmospheric research.
- University of Stuttgart,
Plasmaforschung , Prof. dr.rer.nat. habil. Hartmut Zohm, Prof. dr.-ing.
Walter Kasparek, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-7060 Stuttgart, Germany.
MVNA-8-350 since 1992. Frequency coverage 30-170 GHz.
of equipments and devices (couplers, low-loss guides, radiating structures,
antennas, dielectric windows, resonant cavities for gyrotrons, etc) necessary
for plasma physics in fusion reactors.
- Observatoire de Paris,
becoming LERMA, radioastronomie millimetrique, Gerard Beaudin, 77
Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France.
1993, several extensions associated with FESA-1, including solid state sources
and BWO's, frequency coverage 8-700 GHz.
The MVNA is mainly used for
development and testing of sensitive millimeter and submillimeter wave
receivers, local oscillators, antennas, and quasi-optical components. It is
also intensively used for PhD projects, among the others, for developement of
frequency multipliers. In that case the MVNA works as a vector detector and
controller of the spectrum of both, the local oscillator (BWO, or Gunn diode),
and of the multiplier (doubler, or tripler). The sensitivity of MVNA in such a
system is by 50 dB or more better than of the conventional calorimeter, see
PhD thesis by A. Maestrini (University of Bretagne, February
1999), and of P. Bertram, (University Pierre-et-Marie Curie, Paris, December
- Radboud University Nijmegen,
High Field Magnet Laboratory ,
prof. dr. J.-K. Maan, PO Box 9010, 6500 GL
Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
MVNA-8-350 since 1993, ESA- &
ESA-2 options since 1997.
Solid state spectroscopy at high magnetic
- Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Cadarache,
Département de Recherche sur la Fusion
Contrôlée, ing. Gilles Berger-By, Service STID, Bâtiment 508, 13108 St
Paul lez Durance, France.
MVNA-8-350 since 1993, ESA-0-110 and
ESA-0-118 since 1993, frequency coverage 50-140 GHz.
millimeter wave devices of a Tokamak.
- Universite de Bordeaux,
Laboratoire PIOM, at present
Laboratoire de l'Intégration du Matériau au Système,
prof. dr. Jean-Paul Parneix, Gilles Ruffie, ENS de Chimie-Physique de
Bordeaux, Av. Pey Berland, BP 108, 33402 Talence, Cedex, France.
MVNA-8-350 since 1993, frequency coverage 8-110 GHz. The MVNA is
used for materials characterization in the millimeter waves using free-space
propagation, quasi-optics techniques.
- University of Oxford,
Systems Research Group, at present Quantum Spin Dynamics, dr. Arzhang Ardavan,
Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3PU, UK.
MVNA-8-350 since 1994, extensions ESA-1-FC, and
ESA-2-FC . Frequency coverage 29-1000 GHz. Solid state spectroscopy at high
magnetic fields, in particular strongly correlated systems. See the original
research and publications at the group www page.
- France Telecom-Orange,
France Telecom Research (formerly:
CNET) - service BEL POH URR, 6 avenue des Usines, BP382, 90007 Belfort
MVNA-8-350 since 1994.
Study of indoor
propagation and mm-waves passive and active devices.
- University of Leiden,
Solid State Physics
and Material Science Group , prof. dr. H. Brom, Kamerlingh Onnes
Laboratory, Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333 CA Leiden The Netherlands.
MVNA-8-350 since 1994. ESA-1-95 since 1995, ESA-2-FC since
July 2000. Frequency coverage 8-1000 GHz.
Study of new polymers and
composites versus temperature, see the project www page and
- Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecomunications de Bretagne,
Departement Microondes et
Optique, Daniel Bourreau, Alain Peden, Technopole Brest-Iroise, 29280
MVNA-8-350-4 since 1994, former version
MVNA-8-350 since 1990. Frequency coverage 26-110 GHz.
parameters measurement with contacting probes (measurements of MMIC circuits),
or in free space with a quasi-optical bench (testing of materials and
antennas). The MVNA is also intensively used for PhD projects (eg. M. Le Goff,
University of Bretagne, January 1999).
- Universite de Limoges,
CREAPE, David Chiron, Guillaume
Buisson, Parc Ester, Technopole, 87069 Limoges, France.
since 1996. Frequency coverage 8-75 GHz. An antenna
base has been created in collaboration between Thomson-Detexis and IRCOM,
University of Limoges for development of antennas for local wireless
- VTT and Helsinki University of Technology,
Millilab, Millimetre Wave Laboratory of
Finland, dr Jussi Tuovinen, P.O. Box 1202, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland.
MVNA-8-350-2 with FESA-1 option. Since April 1997, with FESA-1,
ESA-1-FC, and ESA-2-FC options. Frequency coverage 30-1000 GHz.
antennas and receivers for radioastronomy. The MVNA, in association with ESA,
and also with submillimeter BWO-s is used for antenna characterization with an
original hologram method, instead of the classical parabolic off-axis mirror
for creating a compact range antenna. See the original
- Istituto di Fisica del Plasma,
dr. A. Simonetto,
and dr. S. Cirant, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano, Italy.
MVNA-8-350-1, since 1997, transformed into a dual-channel
MVNA-8-350-1-2 in 1999. then upgraded to full 4S parameters measuring
set-up in 2001. Association with their sources by FESA-1. Frequency
coverage 26-170 GHz.
Test of millimeter wave devices for fusion reactors. Remote signal
detection at the distance of 25 m.
- University of Bern,
Institut of Applied Physics,
prof. dr. N. Kaempfer, dr Alex Murk, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Berne, Switzerland.
MVNA-8-350-1 since 1998 with ESA-1-FC working also as an
ESA-2-FC, special ESA-1 at 603 GHz, frequency coverage 50-800
Characterization of components and materials for aeronomy or
radioastronomy millimeter-submillimeter radiometers for studies of the upper
atmosphere. In particular, millimeter-submillimeter radiometers are installed
on satellites, at ground-based antennas (in Bern and at the Jungfraujoch
mountain observatory), and on airplanes (flights to the Spitzbergen, and in
the North Pole direction). The laboratory achieved
the world best known vector antenna characterization at 603 GHz, with
observed side lobes as low as -50 dBc.
- Istituto di Fisica Atomica e
prof. dr. Massimo Martinelli, dr. G. Annino, Area
della Ricerca, Via Alfieri 1, 56010 Ghezzano, Piza, Italy.
MVNA-8-350-4 since 1999, extensions ESA-1-FC delivered in
2000, ESA-2-FC in 2002. Frequency coverage 8-1000 GHz.
Institute IFAM builds a high-magnetic field, submillimeter waves EPR
spectrometer for applications in physics, chemistry, and biology (studies of
radical spectra). The original idea of using whispering gallery resonators has
already given extremely encouraging results with a quartz disk, diameter 18
mm, thickness 1 mm, offering many resonant modes, with quality factor of 10
000 or more in a very broad frequency interval from 108 to 760 GHz. (See:
P. Goy, M. Martinelli et al., "Millimeter-submillimeter vector
measurements in free space and in resonant structures. Applications to
dielectric characterization.", invited communication at the Spring Meeting
of the Material Research Society, 24-28 April 2000, San Francisco, CA, USA.)
- Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Information Technology and
Systems, and International Research
Centre for Telecommunications-transmission and Radar, prof. dr. L. P. Ligthart.
MVNA-8-350-4 since 1999. Frequency coverage 8-110 GHz.
is the central equipment of an antenna mesurements base. It is equiped for
full 4-S parameters in all bands from 8 to 110 GHz. In the W-band (75-110 GHz)
there is en extension ESA-0 offering a dynamic range larger than 130 dB. The
antennas to be developed will be used for local high-capacity wireless links,
automobile radars, etc.
- Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
Institut für Hochleistungsimpuls- und Mikrowellentechnik (IHM),
prof. dr. M. Thumm, prof. dr. W. Kasparek, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1,
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany.
MVNA-8-350-2 since 1999. Frequency coverage 44-350 GHz.
Vector Analyzer is a necessary tool for characterizing components for the
development of a stellarator type fusion
device, an alternative to the Tokamak approach in the plasma fusion research.
Very effective characterization of gyrotron cavity modes in the range 110-170
GHz have been realized. Characterization of antennas at 140 GHz, with a
source-detector distance as large as 50 m have been demonstrated.
- Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie,
Millimeter und Submillimeter
Astronomy Department , prof. dr. Karl M. Menten, Auf dem Huegel 69,
D-53121 Bonn, Germany.
MVNA-8-350-2, ESA-2 extension,
electronics part of two ESA-1 extensions, delivered in October 2000.
Frequency coverage (in association with dedicated sources): 488-1910 GHz.
The Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy participates in the program
of designing a satellite for submillimeter and far-infrared astronomical
observations. The satellite, to be launched within a few years, will cover
twelve observation channels in the submillimeter range between 480-1910 GHz.
These channels are associated into pairs and, for example, channel one covers
488-546 GHz and channel two 560-663 GHz. For each pair one has to optimize
simultaneously the antenna pattern and the phase center position at
frequencies corresponding to both channels. That challenging task will be
realized using dedicated solid state sources attached to the MVNA system. A
new special dual frequency configuration will be used, with an ESA-2 extension
measuring signals from two ESA-1 extensions at the same time.
- Technische Universitaet Chemnitz,
Elektrotechnik und Informationtechnik, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany.
MVNA-8-350-4, 8-110 GHz coverage,
July 2001. ESA-1-FC with 164-550 GHz coverage, delivered in 2002.
Test of components, in waveguides and in free space.
- IETR-INSA Institut d'Electronique et de Télécommunications de
Groupe Antennes et Hyperfréquences, prof. dr. M'hamed
Drissi, 20 Avenue des Buttes de Coësmes, Rennes Cedex,
MVNA-8-350-1 delivered in December 2002, frequency coverage
Antennas and microwave circuits characterization.
- Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona,
Dept of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering. Signal Theory and Communications area. Microwave and
Millimeter Waves group, prof. dr. Mario Sorolla Ayza,
Campus de Arrosadia, s/n
E-31006 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
MVNA-8-350-4 delivered in February
2003, frequency coverage 41-240 GHz with a quasi-optical
Characterization of materials. Photonic band
gap devices, antennas and propagation properties.
- The Queens University of Belfast,
The Institute of Electronics,
Communications and Information Technology,
ECIT Institute, prof. dr. Robert Cahill, Northern Ireland Science Park,
Queen's Road, Queen's Island, Belfast BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland.
ESA-1-FC, frequency coverage 100-570 GHz with horns. Delivered in November
2003. Transformation into a model MVNA-8-350-2 for simultaneous
Transmission/Reflection in December 2005.
Characterization of dichroic filters, Frequency Selective Surfaces (for
millimeter-submillimeter beams diplexing at the antenna of satellites).
- IFW University of Dresden,
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper-und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden,
Helmostrasse 20, 01069 Dresden, Germany, Dr. Vladislav Kataev.
MVNA-8-350-1-2, with ESA-1-FC,and ESA-2-FC,
frequency coverage from 16 to 1000 GHz,
with transitions to oversized waveguides. Delivered in September 2004.
Solid State Spectroscopy at High Magnetic Field.
- CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales),
Etablissement de Toulouse,
ET/ST/LO/AG, 18 av Edouard Belin, 31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, dr. Daniel Belot.
MVNA-8-350-1 delivered in December 2004 with ESA-0-FC,
frequency coverage from 44 to 115 GHz. Extension band 150-220 GHz delivered in
Antenna measurements in a very large anechoic chamber (mirror 5.3 x 5.6 m²).
- Université Paris 6,
(Laboratoire des Instruments et Systèmes d'Ile de France),
4 place Jussieu, case 252, 75252 Paris cedex 5, France, dr Alain Maestrini.
MVNA-8-350-1-2 delivered in October 2005.
Development of wide band multipliers and mixers in the millimeter and submillimeter wave range.
Submillimeter wave imaging.
- VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, ETRO-TW, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels,
Belgique, prof. dr. Johan Stiens.
MVNA-8-350-2 delivered in November 2005 with the extension ESA-1-FC.
Materials, filters, frequency selective surfaces observed in free space through
a 4-mirror Quasi-Optical Transmission/Reflection bench in the 44-260 GHz interval.
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Chilton Didcot Oxfordshire UK, dr. Bertrand Thomas.
MVNA-8-350-2 delivered in March 2006 with the extension ESA-1-FC,
for frequency coverage 75-500 GHz.
Millimeter-submillimeter systems in relation to the space observatory.
- Institute of Applied Physics,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Gyrotron division,
dr. Gregory Denisov.
MVNA-8-350-1, extension 70-700 GHz delivered in June 2008.
Millimeter systems in relation to Fusion Plasma research in Tokamaks.
- College de France,
Universite Paris 7 - Denis Diderot. Laboratoire d'astroparticule
et cosmologie, Paris, prof. Yannick Giraud-Heraud.
MVNA-8-350-2, frequency coverage from 75 to 260 GHz. Delivered in November 2006.
Radiometers for cosmological black body radiation studies, in connection with the Antarctica
- Forschungs Zentrum Rossendorf FZR,
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
HLD, dr. Sergei
MVNA-8-350-1-2 with ESA-1-FC and ESA-2-FC, frequency coverage from 29 GHz
to 1000 GHz with all transitions to oversized waveguides. Delivered in December 2006.
Solid state spectroscopy, EPR-ESR at high magnetic field.
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Dielectric Spectroscopy Laboratory,
Department of Applied Physics, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel, Prof. Yuri Feldman.
MVNA-8-350-2 with ASA-1-FC extension and with the 5-mirror R/T quasioptical bench, for frequency coverage from 8 to 600 GHz,
delivered in February 2009.
Dielectric spectroscopy of solids and soft matter, biomedical spectroscopy of tissues.
- Kurchatov Institute,
National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"; 1, Akademika
Kurchatova pl. Moscow, 123182, Russia; Mr Vladimir Vereshkov, Technical
MVNA-8-350-1 delivered in May 2012. International
collaboration on ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor,
Cadarache, France), "High field side reflectometry for the main
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg,
Kirchhoff-Institute für Physik,
Electronic Correlations & Magnetism
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany; Prof. dr. Rüdiger Klingeler
MVNA-8-350-1-2 , including dual frequency vector detection at all frequencies,
frequency coverage 8 - 1000 GHz, delivered in February 2013.
High Frequency Electron Spin Resonance, in particular studies of magnetic materials
and molecular magnets.
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