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Electronics Systems

The research subject Electronics Systems includes electronic design, measurement technology and electromagnetic compatibility for control, monitoring, and instrumentation of technical processes and systems. Each area is presented in detail, below. Our research is often linked to applications and applied research.

Our research group is responsible for several  first and second cycle courses at the university and runs three laboratories: the EMC lab, the photoacoustics lab and the microelectronics lab.

EMC chamber at LTU
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Wireless and radio technologies are pervasive, with a steady increase of electronic components in everyday life. At Luleå University of Technology, we research and teach on Electromagnetic Compatibility or EMC.

Electronics design, decorative image
Electronic design

The Electronic Design group at performs research on analog and mixed-signal design for sensor systems, embedded systems, and vehicle electronics. The group covers a wide range of projects, ranging from high efficiency motor drives, through wireless platforms for sensor networking, down to low-noise transistor design on silicon. The group has through the Europractice cooperation possibilities to manufacture on-chip designs in a wide range of processes. A well-equipped microelectronics laboratory allows chip scale handling and mounting such as die bonding and wire bonding, as well as traditional surface mount technology. The laboratory is also well equipped for on- and off-chip measurement purposes.

Tankexperiment
Measurement technology

The measurement technology group's activities are focused on mainly two areas, ultrasound for biomedical applications and high-power ultrasound for process intensification. In biomedicine, the activities are focused on thin 2D sensor arrays with associated electronics. The next step is to miniaturize the technology and instead use piezoelectric microelectromechanical arrays, PMUTs, where electronics for control, transmission, reception and signal processing are integrated close to the array. Ultrasound with significantly higher power is used for process intensification in various chemical or physical processes. Together with the division for technical acoustics, we have shown by using cooperating resonant structures that the technology has positive effects on the efficiency of chemical processing such as mineral leaching. The research is now focused on methods for optimizing physical intensification processes.

PEEC Group, Luleå University of Technology Photo: Linda Alfredsson
The PEEC group gets project grants from the Swedish Research Council

Research in electrodynamic modeling at Luleå University of Technology will hopefully contribute to more energy efficient electronics components. The project Models for skine effect for modeling of future generations' power semiconductor modules has received funding from the Swedish Research Council.

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Interference-free charging of electric aircraft

Can a charging station for electric aircrafts affect other electrical equipment at an airport? Researchers at Luleå University of Technology will find out. The investigation is part of a project that aims to set up an airstrip for a battery electric powered commuter aviation, between Skellefteå Airport and Northvolt battery factory.

LTU becomes new European University

Luleå University of Technology and four other Swedish universities have been appointed new European universities within the framework of an initiative from the European Commission.

Chris Nieto, Luleå University of Technology
New platform for safer missions in space

The research group in Onboard Space Systems has developed a new instrument, a frictionless platform, for replicating how a spacecraft moves in orbit. The aim is to make future space missions safer and more fuel-efficient.

Space Innovation Forum
Great interest in space conference on new business opportunities

The space industry, academia, innovation enablers and suppliers are mobilizing to enable the region of Norrbotten to take advantage of the strong growth that the space industry is facing. The conference Space Innovation Forum has taken place in Kiruna and this time the theme was the business opportunities in the fast-growing satellite market.

Proocess IT Innovation
Wants a Swedish EU node

Process IT Innovations is together with the sister organization Automation Region and the strategic innovation program Processindustriell IT och Automation (PiiA) the initiator of the work to become a national candidate for EDIH – European digital innovation hubs.