SIX Research Center, Department of Radio Electronics

SIX Research Center
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
Brno University of Technology
Technicka 12, CZ-61600 Brno
Czech Republic
Department of Radio Electronics
Dr. Tomas Fryza
Technicka 12, CZ-61600 Brno
Czech Republic


Institution Background

The SIX Research Centre (Center of Sensor, Information and Communication Systems, has been established in August 2010 by the Department of Radio Electronics, Department of Telecommunication, Department of Microelectronics, and Department of Physics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic).

The actual research, development and innovation are carried out in the five research programmes of the SIX Centre: Microwave Technologie, Wireless Technologies, Converged Systems, Multimedia Systems, and Sensor Systems. Each programme has its specific expertise and research direction. Altogether, the programmes unite to offer a complex research scope in sensor, information and communication systems.

The SIX Research Center exploits the background of the university to obtain new knowledge and to create novel solutions by its own fundamental research. New knowledge is subsequently applied to novel products and novel services of partner companies. For example, we researched probabilistic artificial neural networks revealing areas of very strong electromagnetic fields in airplanes which are manufactured from composite materials (the fundamental research was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, and the consequent applied research was performed in the frame of a common project with Evektor Ltd. supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade).


Research Group Background

The Department of Radio Electronics (DREL, of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC) at the Brno University of Technology was founded together with the Faculty in the year 1959. The first head of the department and at the same time the first dean of the Faculty was prof. Jan Kalendovský. During the several past years, one professor of the department was the rector of the University, two professors were engaged in the post of dean of the Faculty, and a number of other department’s member were vice-rectors, and vice-deans at the University, and the Faculty, respectively.

In the field of science and research, the department is traditionally concerned on the solution of selected problems in these areas: theory of electronic circuits and systems, application of electronic circuits in communication systems, controlling and industrial techniques, signal processing and its impact on speech processing and digital radiotechnique, electromagnetic waves, antennas, microwaves, optoelectronics and electromagnetic compatibility, special electronic communications (mobile, satellite, optical wireless communication).

Research and development activities concentrate on solving assignments, orders and expert’s reports for firms, industrial companies and experimental institutes. In these regions, DREL has over 20 Czech and more than 16 foreign cooperative schools, industrial companies and institutions. In the last few years, more than 10 technical arrangements and programs were realized. Most considerable project were as follows: atmospheric laser optical relay link with self-adapting control, contactless optoelectronic measuring instrument of proportions with the CCD elements and microprocessor control, onboard low noise receiver in L band for the experimental satellite PHASE 3D of international organization AMSAT, SNAP – computer program for symbolic analysis of electronic circuits, digital quadrature detector for SDR (software defined radio) systems, PLL frequency synthesizer and detectors with postprocessing DSP for receiver of transponder from satellite Phase 3E organization AMSAT, testing and measurement of EDGE system for the fast data transmission in GSM network (in cooperation with T-Mobile CZ a.s.) in the laboratory of mobile communications.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

  • WG5: Energy efficiency
  • WG6: Applications