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Research and enterprising activities at BiMEC

BiMEC’s main research theme is the application of wireless and non-invasive imaging and detection techniques using UWB technology. Other themes under investigation include open-based networking and media convergence, and skin bioengineering.

Current projects

  • H2020-MSCA-IF (793449) UWB wearable apparatus for bone fracture imaging and recovering monitoring, £180K (2018-2020).
  • Innovate UK Eartex, December 2017 £100K.
  • KTP Innovate UK and Eartex 2 years, £100K.
  • EPSRC grant: Modelling the MEchanics of Animal Whiskers (MMEAW), total grant: £460,715, LSBU: £304K.

Key facilities

Radio Frequency (RF) Shielded Anechoic Chamber

In 2012, BiMEC acquired a large RF anechoic chamber (outer dimensions of the chamber are 4.93 m x 2.79 m x 2.79 m) calibrated for uninterrupted use between 20MHz and 26GHz. This facility enables the team to characterise antennas and wireless/non-wireless systems used in our research and teaching as well as assisting and collaborating with other faculties and industry.

Lasers and detectors

Er:YAG laser, Nd:YAG laser, OPO laser, He -Ne laser, Nitrogen laser, MCT detectors, laser energy monitor, optical tables/benches, HP Digital Oscilloscopes, Picoscopes, HR Proscopes, multimeters, signal generators, IBM x3400 servers, Fingerprint sensors.

Additional equipment

  • TimeDomain’s PulsON 400 (x3) PulsON 410 (x20) Impulse Radio Ultra Wideband IR-UWB ranging, communication and radar modules
  • Vector Network Analyser (VNA), Vector Signal Analyser (VSA), Spectrum and Impedance Analyser
  • Precise LCR components Analyser
  • PCB Prototyping machine
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