In this section, will be added all occurrences and references to Anteral or its research and development areas, in different media. Also will be added some project or news about public events in which it participates Anteral.

Anteral travels to Stockholm for one of its H2020 project meetings for the M3Tera project

Anteral will attend this week to the meeting of the H2020 project M3Tera that takes place in Stockholm (Sweden) between 30th September and 2nd October 2015.

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Anteral will attend the Innovaction Week at Pamplona

Anteral will attend the Innovaction Week event that will be held in Pamplona on the 23d and 24th of September 2015.




Anteral participates as sponsor and exhibitor in the URSI 2015 Symposium

Anteral will participate as sponsor and exhibitor in the XXX National URSI 2015 symposium that will be held from the 2nd to the 4th of September at the Baluarte Congress Center in Pamplona, Spain. 
This edition of the URSI symposium is organized by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Public University of Navarra.
The 1st of September, previously to the symposium, an International Workshop on THz Engineering will be held at the same location, with presence of key international speakers.

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Anteral and UPNA publish scientific paper in special issue of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

A scientific paper regarding the design of high performance horn antennas for satellite communication applications, done in collaboration by the Public University of Navarra Antenna Research group and Anteral, was published in the April 2015 special issue on Antennas for Satellite Communications of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation journal, one of the most prominent antenna related peer-reviewed journals.

The paper explains the difficulties of designing very large bandwidth horn antennas for satellite communication applications, and gives some guidelines for designing high performance compact horns with large bandwidth and multiband capabilities.


Today, telecommunication satellite horn antennas are required to be wideband mainly because of the additional bandwidth necessary to accommodate more transponders to increase the capacity of the new satellite services. In this aspect, horn antennas play a key role in the development of wider bandwidth services on board satellites because now-a-days, with recent advances in orthomode junctions and transducers, they are usually the bandwidth limiting component of a satellite antenna as often low crosspolar level is the toughest specification parameter. In this paper, the design guidelines for horn antennas that combine horizontal and vertical corrugations are explained, the method to prepare a preliminary profile for optimization is shown, and an example of a satellite feedhorn with severe requirements is presented.

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Anteral participates in the H2020 European project M3TERA for developing THz frequency communication systems

Anteral participated past 12th and 13th of February, 2015, in the kick-off meeting of the M3TERA European project that was held in Villach, Austria. The M3TERA project, funded under the H2020 ICT call, has the objective of developing a micromachined Terahertz platform that will form the basis of future large-scale commercial THz communications systems in the frequency range between 100 GHz and 1 THz. Anteral will develop the platform integrated antennas, and will coordinate the integration of near-field THz sensors in the platform.

M3TERA Team at the kick-off meeting at Villach, Austria

M3TERA: Micromachined terahertz systems – a new heterogeneous integration platform enabling the commercialization of the THz frequency spectrum

M3TERA, a European cooperative research project, has officially started on 1st February 2015 with a set duration of 36 months. It receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 644039.

This project envisions the wide-spread use of low-cost THz technology in our society, enabled by the proposed micromachined heterogeneous integration platform, which provides an unprecedented way to

  • highly-integrated,
  • volume-manufactuable,
  • reliable,
  • reconfigurable,
  • cost- and energy-efficient submillimeter-wave and terahertz (THz) systems.

The proposed THz integration platform is envisioned to initiate an important transition in industrial microwave-systems manufacturing and is expected to finally enable the large-scale commercialization of the heavily sought-after frequency space between 100 GHz and 1 THz. In line with technology convergence of advancing microwave semiconductor technology according to internal and external roadmaps, the proposed THz microsystem platform is envisioned to accommodate multiple generations of future THz products in different application fields.

The concrete business and lead application case is THz microsystems enabling compact, low-cost point-to-point high-speed communication links in the frequency space between 100 GHz and 500 GHz, to be deployed in a scenario of a high-density small-cell base-station network providing ubiquitous high-speed internet access to mobile communication devices in urban environment.

The key technology end-user driving the primary prototype development and demonstration of a complete THz communication link is Ericsson. A secondary prototype developed in M3TERA is on a multi-function adaptive THz sensor platform for different millimeter-wave sensing applications in society including:

  • food quality control,
  • food safety monitoring,
  • medical diagnosis, and
  • industrial sensing.

The key manufacturing partner in this industry-driven proposal is the high-volume semiconductor and Microsystems manufacturer IFAT, who also provides system packaging concepts. Project management of this 3-years project with 7 participants in different 4 EU countries is done by a professional company with an exceptional career track in EU project management.

This means the M3TERA consortium is well-positioned to achieve its objectives with the following partners:

·        Technikon Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

·        Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Sweden

·        Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria

·        Ericsson AB, Sweden

·        Anteral S.L., Spain

·        Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden

·   CSEM Centre Suisse D’Electronique et de microtechnique SA – recherche et developpment, Switzerland


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Project Coordinator (Technikon):

Anteral Project Coordinator (Itziar Maestrojuán):

Project Website: (coming soon)


Anteral presents its new mm-wave and THz polarizer products

Anteral presents its new polarizer product for mm-wave and Terahertz applications. These polarizers use a Cu-Au strip pattern array, generated using a photolithographic process on a thin, ultralow-loss, and low dielectric constant, flexible substrate, especially suitable for high frequencies like the mm-wave and THz bands.

These polarizers can be highly customized, and provided in several sizes and geometries, according to the customer requirements, and are available with custom or standard commercial optical frame mountings.

For more information (datasheet): FPOL-MMW-21.pdf

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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