Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


The ANR (Astrid) project COCORAM (Co-design et co-intégration de réseaux d’antennes actives multi-bandes pour systèmes de radionavigation par satellite) started January 2014. We are associated with three other teams from XLIM (Limoges University), respectively specialized in filters, antennas and amplifiers design. The core idea of the project is to work on the co-integration of various microwave devices in the context of GPS satellite systems in particular it provides us with an opportunity to work on matching problems (see Section  6.3.1 ).

ANR MagLune

The ANR project MagLune (Magnétisme de la Lune) has been approved by July 2014. It involves the Cerege (Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’Environnement, joint laboratory between Université Aix-Marseille, CNRS and IRD), the IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) and ISTerre (Institut des Sciences de la Terre). Associated with Cerege are Inria (Apics team) and Irphe (Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Équilibre, joint laboratory between Université Aix-Marseille, CNRS and École Centrale de Marseille). The goal of this project (led by geologists) is to understand the past magnetic activity of the Moon, especially to answer the question whether it had a dynamo in the past and which mechanisms were at work to generate it. Apics will participate in the project by providing mathematical tools and algorithms to recover the remanent magnetization of rock samples from the moon on the basis of measurements of the magnetic field it generates. The techniques described in Section  6.1 are instrumental for this purpose.