Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics

Research Area II: Millimeter-Wave Electronics

The Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics (HIRST) has ceased operations in 2019.
Probe-based on-wafer measurement system
High-integrated radar sensor with multilayer technology (LTCC)
Planar Yagi-Uda antenna for millimeter-wave applications

The research work in millimeter-wave electronics aims at solving some of our biggest concerns in the forthcoming future.

RA II focuses on ultra-high speed miniaturized millimeter-wave modules and their integration with photonics. Work in RA II aims at exploring novel concepts of millimeter-wave devices and circuits, and at demonstrating their viability in proof-of-concept experiments. This comprises integrated millimeter-wave circuits, which are realized in close cooperation with external technology partners, systems made from discrete elements, as well as novel RF packaging approaches.

Research focuses on the development of ultra-high-speed, highly integrated and miniaturized millimeter-wave modules that could deliver robust performance in a cost effective way. The tasks range from design and simulation to packaging and testing of complete systems which outperform the microwave modules of present day by several orders of magnitude. RA II can rely on well-equipped laboratories at the Institute for Microwave Techniques and Electronics (IHE), the Institute of Robust Power Semiconductor Systems (University of Stuttgart), and at the Physical Institute (PHI).

Involved Institutes and Research Groups

Prof. Dr. Alexey Ustinov

Physical Institute (PHI)





Prof. Dr.-Ing Thomas Zwick

Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics





Prof. Dr.Anke Susanne Müller

Laboratory for applications of synchrotron radiation

 University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingmar Kallfass

Institute of Robust Power Semiconductor Systems