VISORSURF: New H2020 FET Project
SignalGeneriX announces the kick-off of a 3.5 year 5.74 M€ HORIZON 2020 project which is focusing on the ambitious goal of providing programming concepts and algorithms in crafting the electromagnetic /light behavior of materials. VISORSURF aims to develop a hardware platform – the HyperSurface- that can host metasurface functionalities described in software, adding the potential for hosting multiple functionalities concurrently and adaptively. The HyperSurface essentially merges existing metasurfaces with nanonetworks, acting as a reconfigurable metasurface whose properties can be changed via a software interface. VISORSURF will study in depth the novel and unexplored theoretical capabilities of the HyperSurface concept. Two experimental prototypes will be implemented to demonstate the HyperSutface concept: a switch-based fabric array as the control medium; and a Graphene based one. A real pilot-application will demonstrate the HyperSurface potential to adapt to changes in their environment, to interconnect to smart control loops and make use of Information Technology (IT) programming concepts and algorithms in crafting the EM behavior of materials.
For more information you can visit the project’s dedicated website: http://visorsurf.eu/