THALES is a world leader group for electronics and a key player in numerous markets such as defence, security (physical and cyber), space, aerospace and ground transportation. It counts more than 65.100 employees in 56 different countries. THALES participates with Thales Research & Technology France (TRT-fr), the main multidisciplinary research unit of THALES, located on the Campus of Polytechnique in Palaiseau. Through its internal activities and scientific links with industries and universities, either in France or internationally, TRT is participating in the preparation of THALES industrial future in strategic R&D fields. In addition to R&D activities, TRT also provides scientific and technical advice, expertise or services for the company. TRT-fr accounts for 3% of total R&D of the Group and employs 220 full-time staff and over 40 PhD students. The center has more than 13000 m2 of labs and 1700 m2 of clean rooms. TRT-fr has a strong record track in optics & optoelectronics, electronic components for microwave applications, III-V components, optical & biochemical detection devices, lasers, packaging, materials, software architecture and cognitive science. TRT-fr research teams have very diverse skills ranging from materials elaboration (polymers, epitaxy of various semiconductors, superconductors, dielectric or magnetic thin films, ceramics, etc…), through component modelling, processing, testing, assembly and packaging, to integration in appropriate demonstrators, which allow full validation of the technologies investigated before their transfer to operational divisions of Thales Group.

Thales Research & Technology in the s-Nebula Project

Romain Lebrun (Thales research engineer) is the coordinator of the project. Thales participates to WP1 and WP2 for sample fabrication, test and characterization. Thales is responsible for WP4 and WP5. Thales personnel is strongly involved in the dissemination and exploitation tasks taking advantage of the link with Thales Global Business Units and other industrial partners in EU networks.