Anteral, Terahertz, Antennas, Others, Antenna Group

Anteral will attend the EuCAP 2014 Exhibition in The Hague

Anteral will attend the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP 2014 Exhibition, that will be held from the 7th to the 10th of April 2014 at the Den Haag World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands.

EuCAP 2014 is the 8th European Conference on Antennas & Propagation organised by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) since 2006. The previous successful editions took place in Nice, Edinburgh, Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Prague and Gothenburg. The average attendance is around 1000 delegates.

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Anteral leads European biotech project EIFFEL

Anteral participates as project coordinator and partner in the consortium of the European project EIFFEL, which aims to develop new techniques to diagnose Invasive Fungal Infections in a quick and accurate way, reducing the diagnosis times, and the mortality rate of this diseases.

EIFFEL - Early invasive fungal infection detection with Terahertz sensor systems

Over the next two and a half years, a consortium of five universities, research institutes, and component and equipment developers and manufacturers, from Spain and Germany will develop new methods and techniques for quick and accurate diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections, using Terahertz technologies. The 1.8M€ project, called EIFFEL and led by the Spanish SME Anteral, is part of the European Union EuroTransBio program.

Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) is a serious health problem. Fungal infections are one of the most severe hospital infections due to its high mortality. In severe cases, mortality is between 50% and 85% of the patients. Patients suffering oncohematologic diseases, immunosuppressive therapy, transplant or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay are the main target population affected by IFI. As a matter of fact the incidence of fungal infections has doubled in the last ten years. The increased use of invasive surgical techniques, the increasing number of transplants, the use of more immunosuppressive therapies and the use of increasingly aggressive treatments in patients with cancer have led to a higher incidence of these infections. 
IFI diagnosis remains a controversial and unresolved issue. Conventional methods and tools for diagnosis have a low sensitivity and specificity and the results are obtained after several days, which means a delay in diagnosis and treatment and, as a consequence, increased mortality rate. To overhaul this problem the consortium aims at creating and developing new methods and tools based on Terahertz (THz) detection, which could be an alternative and/or complementary to the currently existing ones. These new techniques are expected to allow for a more sensible, specific and quick detection of the infectious agents responsible of IFI. The main objective of the project is the development of a commercial THz based fungi detection instrument. In order to achieve this goal the consortium will first spectrally characterize different fungi samples, first in a laboratory environment, then after culture and finally in blood, with the aim at determining the sensitivity of the technique and the most appropriate detection approach. 
The project participants are leaders in Terahertz technology and health and biotechnology research. In addition to Anteral, the consortium includes the Public University of Navarra (Spain), University of Siegen (Germany), Navarrabiomed - Miguel Servet Foundation (Spain) and Toptica Photonics (Germany).

For more information, contact:

Asier Ibáñez - Project Coordinator:

Anteral will participate in the antenna design for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

Anteral will be among the spanish companies that will participate in the antenna design for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radiotelescope that will be built in Southafrica and Australia.

The SKA radiotelescope, with a square kilometer of total surface, will be the world biggest telescope and the biggest scientific infrastructure ever built, when completed in 2024.

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SKA Antennas depiction

Anteral will attend the 1st Spanish National Symposium of R&D in Defense and Security DESEi+d 2013

Anteral will attend the 1st edition of the Spanish National Symposium of R&D in Defense and Security DESEi+d 2013 the 6th and 7th of November at the Polytechnic University of Madrid Campus. Anteral will present the work "mm-Wave Passive Imaging Sensors for Security Applications" where the joint efforts of Anteral and the Public University of Navarra Antenna Research Group in mm-wave and THz sensor technologies will be shown.

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Anteral participates in European security project TeraSCREEN

Anteral participates in the consortium of the European project TeraSCREEN, which aims to develop an innovative security scanner prototype that will improve the security, privacy, efficiency and experience of the current security checkpoints of airports, government sites, critical infrastructures, etc.

TeraSCREEN - Multi-frequency multi-mode Terahertz screening for border checks

Over the next three and a half years, a consortium of twelve research institutes, component and equipment developers and manufacturers, and security and ethical specialists from six countries across Europe will develop security screening technology that will significantly improve the security, privacy, efficiency and experience at security checkpoints. The 4.8M€ project, called TeraSCREEN and led by the Spanish SME Alfa Imaging, is part of the EU Seventh Framework Programme Security Theme.

Security checks at borders and critical sites are required to be increasingly thorough and fast without sacrificing comfort. There are currently two types of technologies available for this application: those that automatically detect objects concealed on a person, and those that rely on human operator analysis and interpretation in order to classify or identify body-borne threats. The objective of TeraSCREEN is to combine these two capabilities, thus providing automatic detection and classification of body-borne threats for security screening. This will significantly improve both efficiency and security at border checks.

TeraSCREEN aims to develop passive and active operation at several millimetre-wave and Terahertz frequencies. The resulting multi-frequency multi-mode images will be processed automatically in real-time to reveal the location of potentially harmful objects concealed on a person. Privacy Enhancing Technologies will be used: the information will be displayed to the operator on a generic computerised silhouette and no anatomical details will be shown or saved. Terahertz radiation is non-ionizing, and reliable studies have shown that active operation in this frequency band is harmless to humans. The automatic recognition of threats, in addition to removing privacy issues, reduces the level of attention required from the operator, which implies a reduction in the personnel necessary for continuous operation.

The TeraSCREEN Prototype System will be demonstrated at a live checkpoint. The feedback from the End-User and Advisory Board members will facilitate, outside the project, the conversion of the prototype into an innovative security screening product that will significantly improve the security, privacy and efficiency at, and experience of, security checkpoints.

The TeraSCREEN participants are leaders in millimetre-wave and Terahertz technology, aviation security and ethical issues. In addition to Alfa Imaging, the consortium includes Universidad Pública de Navarra, Anteral, STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Teratech Components, Acreo Swedish ICT, Ommic, Universitá degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Fraunhofer FHR and FKIE, ICTS UK and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. The Advisory Board Members are Guardia Civil, EADS Cassidian, ADPI Designers and Planners and EUROPHAR. The project, which started on May 1st 2013, is part-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013); the project website is

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Naomi Alexander - Project Coordinator:

Asier Ibáñez - Anteral TeraSCREEN contact:

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Anteral obtains ISO 9001:2008 certificate

After an exhaustive audit and verification process by the prestigious certification entity TÜV Rheinland, Anteral has obtained the ISO 9001:2008 certificate.

The top priority at Anteral is maintaining customer satisfaction and a consistent level of trust in our products, and quality assurance is an integral part of all of our business processes. For that reason, since the company creation in 2011, the company executive board worked to develop and implement a comprehensive and exigent Quality Management System.

The ISO 9001 certification for both Antennas and THz business lines was initiated at Anteral’s own wish in order to show our singular focus on quality. This certification, with worldwide recognized prestige and value, assures that the Quality Management System implemented by Anteral is adjusted to the most exigent standards, and is capable of providing products and services of great value, perfectly adjusted to the requirements and needs of our customers.

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Anteral in the Mechatronics in Navarra portfolio


Anteral appears in the Mechatronics in Navarra Portfolio, published by the MODERNA foundation. This portfolio contains all the companies forming part of the mechatronic cluster of Navarra, which represent the region competitiveness and innovation leaders.

Download Portfolio:  Mechatronics in Navarra.pdf

Anteral invited to the III EIBT - SUDOE Business Meeting

Anteral has been invited and will attend the III EIBT – SUDOE Business Meeting that will be held next March 21th in Bordeaux (France) with the participation of key companies from the Aquitaine region, and Spanish and Portuguese commercial delegations. 

The list of participants includes technological startups from the five regions involved in the EIBT – SUDOE project (Asturias, Aquitaine, Navarra, Basque Country and Alentejo), as well as big tractor companies like the Aerospace Valley Cluster, Thales, and the Grand Port Maritime of Bordeaux.

The main objective of the meeting is encouraging the international collaboration between innovative companies, and establishing a transnational contact network.

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Results of joint research between Anteral and Public University of Navarra, to be published at EuCAP 2013

As part of its strong R&D strategy, Anteral has several ongoing research projects, jointly with the Antenna Research Group of Public University of Navarra (UPNA).

One of these projects, focused in the development of new Terahertz cameras, will present some of its results under the title "Image Acquisition at W-band Using a Frequency Scanning Antenna Array", at the EuCAP 2013 conference that will be held from 8th to 12th of April at Gothenburg, Sweden. The oral presentation will be given by Belén Larumbe, member of the Antenna Research Group of UPNA, and main author of the work with the coauthors Asier Ibáñez, member of Anteral, and Ainara Rebollo, Ramón Gonzalo and Jorge Teniente, members also of the Antenna Research Group of UPNA.

 Developed antenna array

The new Terahertz cameras under development in this project have multiple applications in fields like automotive radars, air and sea navigation under low visibility conditions with fog or smoke, borderland enforcement and concealed weapon detection. In particular, the work that will be presented is focused in the design and study of a novel antenna array with frequency scanning, and its application in image acquisition systems, in order to replace mechanical aiming systems with electronic systems, reducing cost and complexity.

The EuCAP event is the main antenna and propagation conference at the European level, and it is organized yearly by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP).



Image Acquisition at W-band Using a Frequency Scanning Antenna Array
Belén Larumbe-Gonzalo1, Asier Ibáñez2, Ainara Rebollo-Mugueta1, Ramón Gonzalo1 and Jorge Teniente-Vallinas1
1Antenna Group. TSC Area. IEE Department. Public University of Navarra. Campus de Arrosadia 31006 Pamplona (Navarra) Spain
2Anteral S.L. Edificio I+D "Jerónimo de Ayanz", Campus Arrosadia. 31006 Pamplona (Navarra) Spain.
Abstract: This paper presents the development of an antenna scanning structure operating at W-band for imaging applications. This antenna system, reduces the needed time for image acquisition maintaining as much lower cost as possible by substituting the mechanical sweep in one of the axis by an electronic frequency sweep. Nice preliminary results have been obtained with the system proposed. The image of an object has also been acquired but further improvements in the system need to be implemented to increase the overall quality of the proposed configuration. Reasonable quality video image acquisition system at W-band using only one detector will be the final goal.

Anteral in the Innovacción supplement of newspaper Diario de Noticias

Anteral appears in the Innovacción supplement of October 2012 of Spanish newspaper Diario de Noticias as one of the four success cases of companies born under the initiative EIBT of innovative companies with technological base.


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