The research conducted in the Institute addresses broad spectrum of topics:
- In Radioelectronics
We are interested in all theoretical and practical aspects concerning transmitting and receiving parts of radio systems. As radio systems we understand radio broadcasting systems, telecommunication systems including various configurations from point-to-point to multiple input-multiple output systems as well as the radio-location and radio-navigation systems. These systems can operate in narrow band, wide band or ultra-wide band. Special attention has been recently put on reconfigurable and software-defined radio systems (incl. smart and reconfigurable antennas).
The frequency range of our interest spans from kHz range (for high efficiency energy conversion) through all ranges used in classical telecommunication up to the terahertz and optical range.
In our applied research we have a vast experience in designing up-to-date, ready to use parts of the radio systems including various types of antennas, power amplifiers, modulators and even entire TR modules for radar systems.
We also specialize in physical aspects of the propagation of electromagnetic and acoustic waves. The waves are interested in as the means of transmission of the telecommunication information but also as the means of transmitting high power and/or means of investigating the properties of materials (incl. semiconductors, ferroelectrics, graphene, composites etc.).
- In Multimedia
Multimedia at our Institute assembles various lines of research in visual and audio technology. The Multimedia branch comprises people working in two major research and teaching groups: the Television Division and the Electroacoustics Division. Activities of the Television Division focus on media compression, object recognition in images, and digital processing for measurement signals. Moreover, media security, extracting 3D models from video streams, the augmented reality for TV applications, and novel multimedia applications based on deep, convolution, and recurrent artificial neural networks – extend the traditional area of research and teaching in the Television Division.
The Electroacoustics Division, in its research and teaching, focuses on fundamental and applied issues in acoustics, electroacoustics, design of sound systems, signal processing for audio as well as various aspects of perception of sound including noise control and its effects on people.
- In Nuclear and Medical Electronics
Nuclear and Medical Electronics assemble designing of the detectors and front-end electronics for high energy physics and neutrino experiments (e.g. COMPASS – CERN, T2K – Japan, ICARUS – Italy), software and hardware developments in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), like studies of hyper-polarization (DNP) with RF and processing methods in functional and structural neuroimaging, data analysis in proteomics, software and hardware developments in Electrical Capacitance Tomography and Nanoparticle Magnetic Tomography.
It is also our ambition to implement the new scientific knowledge into a good engineering practice. The Institute covers the full process of technological development, from innovative ideas up to the construction of prototypes